As Palestinians face the worst humanitarian crisis since the eight day war of 2012, Islamic Relief continues its work on the ground in Gaza.
Over 200 Palestinians – including women and children – have been killed during days of shelling, with military forces now entering the coastal enclave.
Almost 70 schools and a number of health facilities – including one of the area’s leading hospitals – have been affected by shelling and it is thought that damage to water and sanitation facilities in the crowded Gaza Strip has reached US$1.5 million.
Shops, mosques and a refugee camp have been hit, and at least 940 homes reported destroyed or badly damaged. Thousands have fled their homes, with around 22,600 people seeking safety in UNRWA shelters alone.
Fuel for ambulances and hospital backup generators remains scarce in blockaded Gaza. Additional supplies of critical medical supplies and medicines – which are already running low – are urgently needed.
Islamic Relief established its Gaza office in 1998, and remains on the ground delivering essential humanitarian aid to those affected by the crisis. So far, our emergency response has seen truckloads of medicines, medical supplies and food delivered to a dozen hospitals.
We are also preparing to provide displaced families with food packs and hygiene items, as well as essential articles such as mattresses, kitchen ware, and jerrycans for water.
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