The latest attack on Gaza caused devastation on a scale not seen since 2014. As a result, 230 people were killed including 63 children, 1,900 people injured, and nearly 60,000 people left homeless.
The people of Gaza are having to deal with continuous nights of airstrikes due to ongoing conflict. Now is the time to help Gaza and its people.
After many years of conflict, Palestinians still feel unsafe in their own country. The economy has been damaged by political instability and constant conflict. The blockades in Gaza cause chaos on a daily basis. We’re providing vital health care to help vulnerable people rebuild their lives.
A third of the people in Palestine live below the poverty line. Thousands of families are struggling with financial hardship. Your donations can provide life-saving support. Donate now and help save lives.
Image: Aftermath of airstrikes in Gaza, Palestine
Since 2007, Gaza has been under a land, sea and air blockade imposed by Israel. Gaza has been described as an “open-air prison”. Conditions in Gaza were dire even before the recent escalations in conflict, with occupation, blockade and recurring conflict causing deep poverty and suffering.
60% of children are anaemic and many children suffer from stunted growth due to malnutrition.
Islamic Relief has been working in Gaza since 1997. We’ve been providing vital support to vulnerable people through donations towards our Gaza relief fund. Our work is focused on getting food to those who need it most, and treating urgent health needs.
Your support for Gaza will help our teams to deliver vital medical supplies to patients and staff. We also provide key items; such as medicine, disposables, medical kits and food for all.
Since 1997 Islamic Relief has invested almost £109 million in humanitarian and development programmes to support the Palestinian people.
Image: Islamic Relief Gaza team distributing emergency aid such as blankets, mattresses, food and fuel to families affected by the winter storms in Gaza
Our focus is now on priority health needs; such as the provision of medical supplies and equipment including medicines, disposable items, medical kits and food for patients and medical staff.
Should the conflict get worse and people become displaced, we will be supporting affected households and internally displaced people. We’ll provide food, hygiene kits and other essential non-food items.
Across the region, we’ve been heavily involved in the reconstruction of the Palestine Avenir Centre, working with children living with disabilities such as cerebral palsy. Now we are working to support the local health care system.
We’re ready to respond by supporting hospitals deliver medical help quickly in order to help save as many lives as possible should any further emergency erupt.
By supporting both medical staff and households across Gaza, we’re working to support as many people in crisis as possible.
Even though the conflict is ongoing, our teams are on the ground ready to help Gaza now. We will provide lifesaving care in areas where the health system is struggling to cope. Gaza’s health system is under a lot of pressure because of staff shortages and lack of medical supplies.
Around half of the people living in Palestine are in need of vital aid and water. Despite electricity shortages across Gaza, we’re working to support the people in need across the region.
For just £150 you can provide psychosocial support to 6 children affect by conflict. Donate towards our Gaza relief fund and help save lives now.
With almost half the population across the Palestinian Territories in need of humanitarian aid, your donations are desperately needed to help rebuild the lives of those most vulnerable across Gaza. Mohammed is just one of the many people Islamic Relief supports in Gaza, however thousands more are in desperate need of your support.