Since 7 October, more than 17,700 Palestinians have been killed in Gaza, including over 7, 730 children, as well as health workers, journalists, and more than 100 UN staff. Entire towns have been flattened, reduced to grey rubble, burying thousands under the ruins of their homes.
According to Human Appeal’s team in Gaza, there is officially no safe place left in the entire Gaza Strip.
Over 48, 780 people have been wounded, and 7,600 are still missing and suspected to be dead and under the rubble – half of them are children. 26 hospitals and 49 clinics, including Al Shifa and Al-Quds hospitals have closed. Premature babies had to be removed from their incubators, and life support has turned off for critically ill patients. There are no more services for cancer patients, and the last hospitals still working in the south are full beyond capacity.
£900 – Provide a family with a 3x3 metre waterproof and fire-resistant tent.
£38 – Provide a hygiene kit to a family containing toothbrushes, face masks, soaps, disinfectant, tissues, and other hygiene items.
£44 - provide 8 tanks of 16 litres of water to families in Gaza.
£56 – Provide a nutritious food parcel to a family-of-ten for a month.
£70 - Provide 35 litres of fuel to a hospital and ambulances
£35 pm/£420 pa -Sponsor a Palestinian child – right now 1,500 children are registered with us awaiting a sponsor.
£200: Provide medical treatment for one person.
Each day, doctors are tirelessly saving numerous lives under challenging circumstances – performing c-sections without anesthesia, using vinegar from the local shop to clean wounds, and forced to amputate children’s limbs that could be saved with proper supplies.
Humanitarian crisis unfolding: Devastation in Gaza
A staggering 50% of Gaza’s homes are damaged or destroyed as thousands of people continue to flee the bombing on foot. Over 1.7 million people have been displaced from their homes, most do not know if their home is still standing.
A complete siege has cut off all food, water, fuel and electricity from 2.3 million people. Terrifying scenes show utter destruction of cities razed to the ground, highways strewn with rubble and bodies, and of generations of families carrying what they can as they flee to southern Gaza.
Hospitals, mosques, water sources and residential buildings are being struck without warning, wiping out entire neighbourhoods. Those who escape have sought shelter in schools and hospitals, but these have also been targeted by bombs.
Within the space of just 4 weeks, the number of children killed in Gaza exceeded the number of children killed in all other conflict zones since 2019.
The electricity supply to Gaza has been cut, plunging overcrowded hospitals into chaos. Before this escalation, families faced extreme difficulty in accessing enough food and water – 97% of water here is too contaminated to drink.
Hospitals and ambulances have been struck, and over 200 healthcare workers killed.
More than 1.7 million people have been forced to flee their homes, seeking shelter in homes, makeshift shelters, hospitals and UN schools in the south. The designated refuge area in Gaza – which 1.8 million people are expected to go to - is smaller than Heathrow Airport. They are overcrowded, a health risk, and still not safe from attack.
Our response so far
We’ve been in Gaza for over 30 years. Our local team has been providing daily distributions since the start of the bombing in Gaza, providing food, hygiene kits, clean water, medical supplies, and, now, waterproof tents.
Human Appeal has been tirelessly working in Gaza since 1991, providing critical support to communities amid various challenges. Our experience on the ground has allowed us to respond swiftly and effectively to the current crisis.
The work continues, and we invite you to join us in making an even greater impact. Your continued support, generosity, and prayers are invaluable in helping us provide hope, relief, and recovery to those affected by the ongoing crisis in Palestine, including our own team members.Download PDF
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