Since its inception (2010), Aqsa Syarif has always tried to enter Gaza to send its humanitarian aids. In fact, entering Gaza has been the primary focus of all humanitarian agencies at that time due to the prolonged Israeli blockade (since 2007) and following the ferocious 22 days attacks by Israeli army (Dec 2008-Jan 2009) which turned the humanitarian condition in the coastal enclave from worst to an absolute tragedy.

After the failed attempt with Flotilla Mavi Marmara in May 2010, another attempt was done via land by joining Viva Palestina 5th (VP5) Global Land Convoy in September 2010. After a gruelling 40 days of travelling through England, France, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Syria and Egypt, the convoy was successful in entering Gaza. This success has been the catalyst that paved the way for subsequent Aqsa Syarif’s missions.

Up until July 2014, Aqsa Syarif had successfully sent 20 missions to Gaza and refugee camps in Lebanon dubbed Aqsa2Gaza (A2G) Mission and Return2Aqsa (R2A) Mission respectively. These included 2 Audit Missions, 3 Ramadhan Missions and 4 Emergency Relief Missions. All these were to make sure that all donations from benefactors reached the deserving beneficiaries.

Unfortunately, since the military coup in Egypt (July 2013), Aqsa Syarif has not been able to send any mission to Gaza. Thankfully we have already established an office in Gaza to assist us with our projects.

List of Aqsa Syarif’s Missions:

Mission Campaign Date
AQSA2GAZA Viva Palestina 5 (VP5): Global Land Convoy to Gaza 18 Sept – 25 Oct 2010
RETURN2AQSA Bersamamu : Bebaskan Bumi Palestin (TV3) 12-18 Aug 2010
AQSA2GAZA2 Ramadhan Mission 1432H 20-28 Aug 2011
AQSA2GAZA3 Board of Trustee (BoT) to Gaza/Audit Mission 1 22-29 Jan 2012
AQSA2GAZA4 Syaddurihal ilal Quds 17 – 26 May 2012
AQSA2GAZA5 & 6 Gaza Medical Lifeline 15 – 23 May 2012
AQSA2GAZA7 One Family One Lamp 10-19 June 2012
AQSA2GAZA 8 & 9 Ramadhan Missions 1433H 12-25 Aug 2012
RETURN2AQSA 2 Remembering Sabra & Shatila 16-22 Sept 2012
AQSA2GAZA10 Emergency Relief 29 Nov – 3 Dec 2012
AQSA2GAZA11 Emergency Relief 3 – 10 Dec 2012
AQSA2GAZA12 Emergency Relief 2-10 Jan 2013
AQSA2GAZA13 Emergency Relief 15-21 Jan 2013
AQSA2GAZA14 Emergency Relief 23-27 Jan 2013
AQSA2GAZA15 Board of Trustee (BoT) to Gaza/Audit Mission 2 22 Feb – 3 Mar 2013
AQSA2GAZA16 Pre-Ramadhan & GMJ Mission 31 May – 7 June 2013
AQSA2GAZA17 Malaysian Academic Mission (MyAM) 21-28 June 2013
RETURN2AQSA 3 Ramadhan Mission 1435H 19-26 July 2014