eSims for Gaza

Last updated on: Feb 23, 2024

NOTICE: Please only send eSims to Gazaesims@gmail.com. There are other sites that ask for you to upload eSim directly somewhere, don’t do it!

What is this site/effort about?

Purchasing eSims allows people within Gaza to connect to the outside to communicate with their families and also to show what’s happening within Gaza. Read here for details on the efforts

How do I donate an eSim?

  1. Nomad – MENA (NOMADCNG as a coupon)
  2. Holafly – Israel (5% off when you use HOLACNG)
  3. Simly – Palestine / Middle East (in app)

Need a walkthrough on how to purchase an eSim? Click here!

Once purchased:
  1. DO NOT activate it
  2. Find the QR code
  3. Screenshot it
  4. Send the screenshot to gazaesims@gmail.com
If your eSim is close to expiring and hasn't been activated, read this section

Spread the word locally!

Someone has made a pamphlet that you can print and fold, to spread the word.

Download PDF

Are you in Gaza and need an eSim?

Contact or mention @Mirna_elhelbawi or @SpeakUp_00 on Twitter (X)

eSIM FAQs

Why isn’t my donated eSim Activated yet?

Please see this instagram post by Mirna on a few reasons why this may be:

What else you can do:
Are you in Gaza and received an eSim?

Click the link here: كيفية تفعيل eSIM

Do you have a non-activated eSim and want to donate?

Please send a clear screen shot of the QR code to: gazaesims@gmail.com

Other FAQs

Where can I find more info?

You can follow the two main leaders of the efforts at

How do I know this isn’t a scam?

NOTICE:Please only send eSims to Gazaesims@gmail.com. There are other sites that ask for you to upload eSim directly, don’t do it!

Gazaesims@gmail.com is the only official way to send eSims to the initiative! Thank you 😊

This effort is ran by Mirna El Helbawi who has confirmed that people are receiving and in need of eSims. They have been distributed to Journalists and many others in need. There have been over 1k eSims sent.

A news article has written about what she’s doing.

  1. NBC News
  2. The Markup
  3. AhramOnline

Other groups have voiced their support, such as SpeakUp

Below are tweets confirming eSims have been delivered