More than two million people who live in Gaza are facing a dire humanitarian crisis following a series of deadly Israeli-led airstrikes. More than 200 Palestinians, including more than 60 children, have been killed, and thousands have been made homeless, as airstrikes destroyed homes, hospitals, and critical infrastructure for electricity and water. Life-threatening injuries from the airstrikes are overwhelming medical facilities in Gaza that were already struggling with the COVID-19 pandemic. Each of the projects below will support relief efforts in Gaza led by GlobalGiving’s vetted nonprofit partners.
Gaza Humanitarian Relief Projects by GlobalGiving’s Vetted Partners
My name is Najah and I am a refugee, born and raised in a refugee camp in Rafah, in the Gaza Strip. I have been providing services to lift up and empower women and their families in Rafah, Gaza for over 18 years as the Executive Director of the Women's Programs Center-Rafah. Now we face the risks of the pandemic, the overwhelming collapse of our local economy, homes destroyed by bombing, little electricity, damaged water supply. Families are hungry and in need. Please, help me feed them.
Gaza's extreme emergency-Israeli pilots are targeting apartment buildings in every city in Gaza. Forewarned of bombing, families are crowding into UN schools, locked-shut due to COVID-19, without staff, no vaccines, no PPE's, no way to socially distance. These are super-spreader events. When Israel stops bombing, families forced into crowding, exposed to COVID will get sick in 14 days - with many dying soon after. Our Palestinian NGO partners need help to safely provide food, hygiene, & bedding.
NGO hospitals in Gaza are currently operating without adequate COVID19 testing to safeguard the most vulnerable staff and patients. In communities, the cascading effects of COVID19 are pushing families further into food insecurity. Our partner NGOs ask your help to provide boxes of food, masks, and sanitizers to the most vulnerable. Medical staff at our three partner NGO hospitals ask for COVID19 rapid test kits to test high risk and medically vulnerable patients as well as staff. Please help.
The Spafford Children's Center provides remedial courses in Arabic, English, and math for students who have experienced trauma, have learning disorders, suffer emotional distress, and struggle in overcrowded schools. Through classes of two or three students per teacher the children learn quickly and gain confidence. Services in East Jerusalem and the West Bank are based on professional SCC assessments and plans designed for each child. Workshops for mothers help them support the gains at home.
The student parliament at a middle school in Gaza voted for the one thing they wanted most for their school: They chose clean water. The water in Gaza is polluted with sea water and chemicals. Poor families are faced with the "choice" of purchasing commercial water or risking the health and well being of their children. This project started in response to the children's request. We build and maintain water purification units in schools and kindergartens throughout Gaza.
The Gaza strip is under the aggressive attack by the Israeli forces. They target governmental facilities, infrastructures & health facilities. Thousands of residential units were demolished, and more than 40,000 people are now displaced. Until this moment, 1400 injured, more than 200 martyrs. Electricity outage more than 20 hours/day. Your donation will contribute to save the lives of many injuries through supporting Al Awda Hospital to continue providing emergency services to the injuries.
Nearly two million Palestinians live in the Gaza Strip. Ongoing Israeli attacks in Gaza have killed hundreds, injured more than a thousand, and displaced tens of thousands. The Middle East Children's Alliance has been working with clinics and community centers in Gaza for 33 years providing aid when and where it is needed. We are providing emergency aid to children and families right now.
In the densely populated refugee camps, people have lost their sources of income since early March 2020 due to the emergency curfew in our fight against COVID19. To keep our communities safe, action is needed to provide crucial items to the most vulnerable households. Karama's immediate step is to distribute food&health packages in 5 camps (serving 45,000 people). As soon as the situation allows, Karama will continue with an innovative resilience program that rehabilitates local livelihoods.
The recent military attacks on the Gaza Strip have caused many families to leave their homes and take refuge in UNRWA schools or at other family homes. Other families have lost their homes and their shops completely due to the bombings, while others sustained damages to their homes as a result of nearby bombings. The project seeks to provide urgent relief for those families to get them through this difficult times.
In response to the recent crisis in Gaza, the Village of Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam and its American Friends have focused on raising funds to provide emergency humanitarian assistance to Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza. By supporting Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam's long-standing Humanitarian Assistance Program, the Oasis of Peace is continuing to seek funds to provide equipment and supplies for primary care assistance to the Al-Shifa Hospital.
As violence continues to escalate in Gaza, women and children are most at risk. Israeli airstrikes are destroying schools, homes, and medical facilities, leaving thousands homeless. ActionAid will provide food, shelter, and psychosocial support to the most vulnerable and marginalized families in Gaza who have lost everything during the airstrikes.
The conflict between Israeli forces and armed groups in Gaza has resulted in casualties among civilians on both sides. Between May 10-17, 200 Palestinians have been killed, more than 4,700 have been injured and 58,000 people are currently displaced across Gaza, as reported by the UN's Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). International Medical Corps is activating our emergency response team to address the humanitarian needs.
GlobalGiving believes organizations that are deeply rooted in local communities are often in the best position to provide long-term support in a humanitarian crisis. By funding the relief efforts of locally driven organizations, your donations have the potential to build stronger crisis-response capacity so that our nonprofit partners in the affected areas are better equipped for the future. Read more about our approachhere. Featured photo of airstrike impact on civilians byActionAid USA.