Gaza Emergency Response Update

12/04/2023 12:00pm

The recent attack on Gaza that began on the 7th of October may have reached a temporary pause, but over a million people are in need whilst thousands have already died. 

An overview of the impacts so far (OCHA):

  • 14,800 killed – 69% being women and children
  • 36,000+ injured
  • 46,000+ housing units fully destroyed
  • 1.7M have been displaced
  • Only 2/24 hospitals in the Gaza Strip and North Gaza are operational
  • 51% educational facilities have been damaged 

How are we responding?

Currently, we have a team of 20 local Palestinian staff members working on the ground to procure and distribute locally sourced supplies alongside delivering critical medical support at one of the last functioning hospitals in South Gaza, Kuwaiti Hospital.


Since Oct 7, we have:

  • Reached 40,000+ people in need. 
  • Provided bread and water to 10,000+ people so far by sourcing local supplies. 
  • Provided food packs and rations to 18,000+ people, with over 700 more per day. 
  • Delivered 13,837 emergency and medical materials to Şhifa Hospital supported approximately 6,500-7,000 patients. 
  • Treated 3,000+ patients with our medical team at Şhifa Hospital, Indonesia Hospital & surrounding areas –who are now providing services at Kuwaiti Hospital.
  • Our team on the ground have also organised events for children as a means to provide psychosocial support during this critical time.
  • Started mobile clinic services at local schools and areas where IDPs have gathered, which is being run by our medical teams from the Indonesia hospital.

Additionally, Our first aid truck has entered Gaza through the Rafah border with 1,500 food packs and 510 medical kits.

Your support is needed urgently as our team on the ground continues to provide aid to those in need. 

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