Since conflict broke out in July, more than 1,900 Palestinians – including women and children – have lost their lives and hundreds of thousands have fled their homes.
Islamic Relief’s latest publication, ‘Palestine Conflict: One Month On’ details the urgent and longer-term humanitarian needs in Gaza, as well as our work on the ground to provide vital humanitarian aid.
Palestine’s worst humanitarian crisis since 2008
Damage to public infrastructure has left over 1.5 million people without reliable access to basic services, including water and sanitation, and the public health system is close to collapse. Critical medical supplies are low, hospitals and clinics have been damaged, and fuel for ambulances and hospital back-up generators is scarce.
Up to a quarter of the population is thought to have been displaced. Women, children and UN staff have died in schools being used as emergency shelters – with more than 140 schools damaged in the fighting so far.
Many homes are reported destroyed or badly damaged. Tens of thousands of families now living in damaged homes need emergency shelter repair items – such as tarpaulin and plastic sheets – as well as food, blankets and hygiene kits.
Over 370,000 traumatised children whose families have experienced death, injury or the loss of their home, require counselling and other forms of support. Thousands of fishing families are unable to earn a living as they are unable to resume fishing for a variety of reasons.
Islamic Relief is on the ground in Gaza
Islamic Relief has been working in Gaza for almost 20 years – providing vital humanitarian assistance including food distribution, medical relief, orphan sponsorship and emergency programmes.
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