Poverty and suffering is deepening in the coastal enclave, as blockade strangles the economy and creates acute shortages in critical services and utilities.

Islamic Relief is calling for an increase in humanitarian support inside Gaza, where the situation continues to deteriorate amidst escalating tensions.

With 1.7 million people sharing just 139 square miles, Gaza is one of the most over-crowded places in the world. Poverty and suffering is deepening in the coastal enclave, as blockade strangles the economy and creates acute shortages in critical services and utilities.

Aid stocks running low amidst acute gaps in fuel and medical supplies

Islamic Relief stocks of emergency aid items are now significantly depleted, following its response to the flooding of hundreds of homes in December.

Concerns over possible increased commercial restrictions – which may lead to a shortage of food commodities and other essential items – are also rising in Gaza, which is already suffering acute gaps in fuel and medical supplies.

In addition, Islamic Relief – which has been working in the Gaza Strip for two decades – now has no medical aid items, and backup fuel stocks to last just one month.

Please help us to show Gazans that the world has not forgotten them: donate to our Gaza emergency appeal today.