Palestinians in crisis
Over the course of just a few days, 4,000 Palestinians have been killed, including at least 1,500 children, as well as health workers and journalists.
In a single night, an estimated 500 people were killed in Al Ahli Hospital; 25 hospitals have been damaged so far. 1 million people have evacuated northern Gaza as a land incursion is expected.
A complete siege has cut off all food, water, fuel and electricity, and almost all internet to 2.3 million people. Terrifying scenes show clouds of smoke engulfing the entire horizon, and of generations of families carrying what they can as they flee to southern Gaza.
Gaza’s only power plant has shut off, plunging the region into darkness. Hospital generators run on fuel, and medical staff have warned they fuel will run out in a matter of hours. If the generators turn off, not only will they be unable to treat the injured, but those dependent on equipment to live – including premature babies, and those on life support - will die.
Hospitals, mosques, water sources and residential buildings are being struck without warning, wiping out entire neighbourhoods. Those who escape and seek shelter in schools, but these have also been targeted by bombs.
Our local team on the ground are working tirelessly to support innocent and injured civilians in Palestine, and have themselves evacuated with their families to the south, which is also still under bombardment. Tens of thousands of families are facing devastating and traumatic violence and urgently need help to access clean water, food, healthcare, and medical supplies.
€100: Emergency kit - provide food, clean water and medical aid
€200: Provide surgery for one person.
€50: Supply the fuel for a hospital generator to treat 2 patients for a day.
€4,400: Reconstruct a home, providing essentials including a bathroom, kitchen, and electricity.
The electricity supply to Gaza has been cut, plunging overcrowded hospitals into chaos. Even before this escalation, families faced extreme difficulty in accessing enough food and water – 97% of water here is too contaminated to drink.
A Palestinian hospital and ambulance were struck by separate bombings, schools have been closed and morgues have run out of space, forced to store bodies on the floor. The tens of thousands of families who have been forced to abandon their homes due to the violence head to the closed schools to seek shelter.
Palestinian families who have fled their homes without food or their belongings urgently need your support.
Injured patients who are in overcrowded hospitals without enough fuel to keep the generators working urgently need your support.
Doctors and nurses working tirelessly to save lives need your support now.
Every minute, and every single penny counts.
Human Appeal has been providing humanitarian aid to this region since 1991.
Help us continue this vital life-saving work in the darkest of days.
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