Ella Emhoff , a 24-year-old artist and model, happens to be the stepdaughter of Kamala Harris , given that she is the daughter of Douglas Emhoff, the second gentleman of the United States. The young woman made headlines in recent hours for collaborating with a collection on social networks to help children in the Gaza Strip .
The collection itself was taken up by the Palestinian Children's Aid Fund, a nonprofit organization based in Kent, Ohio, which raised more than $21 million in 2021. Emhoff, whose father is Jewish, shared her intentions with the more than 300,000 people who follow her on Instagram and has raised more than $7.5 million .
“In light of the recent violence that has left hundreds dead, injured and homeless in Gaza, the Palestine Children's Relief Fund (PCRF) is mobilizing our resources with unwavering determination ,” reads the text of the collection.
“Through our dedicated humanitarian efforts, we will once again bring comfort and succor to those who desperately need it, fostering a sense of hope and solidarity in the face of adversity. Please donate now to have an immediate impact on the lives of children in need,” the letter adds.
Who does humanitarian aid reach in Gaza?
Since the start of the war between Israel and Hamas, this question has been the subject of debate in the West. Some, such as Britain's Foreign Secretary James Cleverly , said it is " vital that life-saving humanitarian aid can enter Gaza as quickly as possible ."
On the other side of the aisle was Mosab Hassan Yousef , son of one of the co-founders of the jihadist group. As he recently expressed in an interview with CNN, aid does not usually end up in the right hands.
"They steal aid. A lot of aid arrived in Gaza. Hamas used all that help to build tunnels underground. And now look at the chaos they are creating. Help is great, but not now . "I suggest that we open the border so that innocent Palestinians, including women, children and the elderly, can leave the Gaza Strip or go to a safe area," he explained.
"In the meantime, we have to impose an insurmountable siege on Hamas. Otherwise, we won't be able to finish them off. They are underground. They have hostages. We have to turn off the electricity. We can't give them food. We cannot give them water and we have to exhaust them for long weeks before we can enter . Otherwise, we will not be able to win this war against this brutal enemy, enemy of humanity," Yousef said.