These are the go-to organisations providing aid on the ground in Israel and Gaza
It’s been a time of unthinkable loss and sorrow for the millions of people living in both Israel and Gaza, where a brutal war has already claimed thousands of lives, destroyed countless homes, and forced tens of thousands of Palestinians to flee south. The United Nations said on Monday that fuel reserves at Gaza hospitals were likely to run out in 24 hours, making an already critical issue all the more urgent.
The conflict is weighing heavily on many across the world – particularly those fearing for the safety of their Israeli and Palestinian loved ones – but there are ways to help the innocent civilians being affected, no matter how far away you are. Below, find a roundup of organisations providing aid on the ground in Israel and Gaza.
Doctors Without Borders
This well-known international organisation Doctors Without Borders is collecting funds to support hospitals and donate supplies and medicine, all with the knowledge that in certain areas, time is running out for humanitarian intervention.
International Committee of the Red Cross
International Committee of the Red Cross, which has worked in Israel and Palestine for decades and describes itself as “neutral and independent” in its work of visiting detainees in Israeli and Palestinian places of detention, is fundraising for civilian relief.
Alliance for Middle East Peace
The stated goal of Alliance for Middle East Peace is to “help Palestinians and Israelis live together with dignity, peace, and security,” and they’ve been working to gather emergency funding for member NGOs during the current crisis.
Humanitarian aid organisation, IsraAID, is Israel’s largest and is currently collecting donations to help house evacuees, provide resilience kits and stress-relief activities to families on the ground, and train mental health specialists in the region on emergency-specific psychosocial support.
Palestine Children’s Relief Fund
PCRF is the primary humanitarian organisation in Palestine and is known for its mission of promoting access to clean water, food, and health care for the population of Gaza (over half of whom are children).