For girls growing up in conflict-hit countries, violence is part of everyday life. Some have witnessed bombings or shootings, and many more lie awake in terror every night, listening to the sound of gunfire.
Left without basic services like light and heat, and afraid to leave their homes, girls like Dalia in Gaza are growing up facing hardship and trauma, missing out on education and on their childhoods.
Whole families are forced to live in total darkness at night because of regular power cuts - unable to cook, do homework, or move around safely indoors or outside. 18-year-old Dalia and her family recently survived a terrible fire caused by candles, which burnt all their clothes, melted their washing machine and TV and nearly killed them. They only just got out of their house in time.
We’re buying bright, rechargeable LED lights and installing street lighting for girls and their families across Gaza so that they can feel safer at night. And we run psychosocial support groups to help girls recover from trauma.
By donating to ActionAid, you can help girls like Dalia grow up without fear.
Other ways to support our work
Donating by post
If you’d prefer to donate by post, make out a cheque payable to ActionAid UK, and send it to:
ActionAid UK Supporter Care Team,
Chataway House, Leach Road