What is the Gaza 5K?

The Gaza 5K is an annual walk/run hosted by UNRWA USA.

The Gaza 5K was created in 2012 to fund UNRWA's Community Mental Health Programme (CMHP) and make access to mental health care a reality for all Palestine refugee children in the Gaza Strip.

What does the money raised do?

Your fundraising allows UNRWA to employ mental health counselors, locally recruited from the Palestine refugee population, to provide psychosocial support to address the mental health needs of refugee children and families in the Gaza Strip who suffer from trauma due to repeated Israeli military assaults and the continued blockade.

What impact does it have?

Counseling offers kids in Gaza a safe space to express their emotions and fears and a way to learn valuable coping skills.