GAZA CRISIS APPEAL
Injured and disabled people urgently need your support
Children search through buildings, destroyed during Israeli air raids in the southern Gaza Strip on November 8, 2023 in Khan Yunis, Gaza. © Ahmad Hasaballah / Getty Images Europe via AFP
People in Gaza and our teams desperately need your help today
People in Gaza are living in fear day and night from the intense, heavy bombing. As the airstrikes continue, sadly, it is the most vulnerable people who are overwhelmingly being injured.
Our teams are working in the shelters where families are trying to stay safe. We are distributing essential supplies of crutches, wheelchairs, hygiene and first aid kits. And we are urgently working to ensure the needs of the most vulnerable - people with disabilities, unaccompanied children, older people and people with life-changing injuries – are prioritised.
With your help, we can start to provide desperately-needed rehabilitation and post-operative care to people who have been injured, as well as activities to support children who have been traumatised.
Whatever you can afford to give will provide immediate help to civilians caught in the middle of this brutal conflict.
People flee as an airstrike hits a building in Deir Al-Balah, Gaza on November 7, 2023. © Ashraf Amra / Anadolu via AFP
What your support can provide
Our teams in Gaza are working tirelessly to respond to the urgent humanitarian crisis, but we really need your support. Together, we can deliver:
Our activities include:
- Essential supplies
Our teams are working in shelters throughout Gaza providing essential assistance, including the distribution of crutches and wheelchairs, hygiene supplies, dignity kits and first aid kits.
- Rehabilitation for injured people
We are planning to provide emergency rehabilitation services for people who have sustained life-changing injuries, like amputations and spinal cord injuries.
- Trauma and mental health support
People are now in “survival mode” and many have lost family members or loved ones. Psychological first aid is vital to help them cope.
- Activities for traumatised children
Our volunteers have already organised games and recreational activities for more than 18,000 children in emergency shelters. These activities are important to help restore a sense of normality for children living in a warzone and ease their anxiety.
- Emergency safety messages
As the daily, heavy bombing continues, sadly, it is women and children who are overwhelmingly being injured. Together with the United Nations, we have sent out text messages to 1.5 million residents with advice for how to stay as safe as possible.
Together, we can protect and support the most vulnerable people in Gaza.
Palestinians leave from the northern part of the Gaza to flee the central and southern parts of the Gaza Strip on November 08, 2023. © Ashraf Amra / Anadolu via AFP
Sharaf lives in Khan Younis city in the south of Gaza. He manages our team that supports vulnerable populations to access shelter, education, and rehabilitation services. He describes the situation he is witnessing inside Gaza:
Sharaf, Area Manager for HI in Gaza.
Your gift today could make an immediate and lasting difference to injured and disabled people in Gaza.
Other ways to donate:
- By telephone: Call our Supporter Care team on 0330 555 0156 to donate by credit or debit card.
- By SMS: Text GAZA to 70450 to donate £10.
- By post: Send a cheque payable to "Humanity & Inclusion UK" to: Gaza Appeal, Humanity & Inclusion UK, 9 Rushworth Street, London, SE1 0RB.
Latest news from our teams
HI rehabilitation specialist Reham Shaheen lives in the Gaza Strip. She talks to us about the situation and the threat posed to civilians by recent events.
Sharaf Al Faqawi and Haytham Abusabet, members of HI’s team in Gaza, describe their daily lives since the escalation of the conflict.
The attacks by Hamas and retaliation by Israel have a devastating impact on civilians. 1,400 people have lost their lives in Israel; more than 3,000 in Gaza.
Rubble of destroyed buildings in Hatay, Turkey following the earthquakes on February 06, 2023. © Tom Nicholson / HI
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