With the war between Israel and Hamas set to undergo a four-day pause to allow humanitarian aid in Gaza, how can you support those who have been affected by the conflict?
More than 11,000 Palestinians have died, two thirds of this figure having been women and minors according to the Health Ministry in Gaza.
Here are some ways you can provide support to civilians affected by the conflict:
Donations are vital in providing humanitarian aid in Gaza.
However, it is important you are donating to a reputable and trustworthy organisation.
Unicef works in over 190 countries and territories to save children’s lives, to defend their rights and to help fulfil their potential from early childhood through to adolescence.
It is reported that supply routes in Gaza are blocked, impacting the access of food, clean water and medicine for children and families.
Despite this Unicef has been able to deliver life saving supplies.
Unfortunately, supplies and livng conditions are rapidly declining and unicef needs donations to reach more civilians.
Unicef gives you the choice to donate your own desired amount as well as having the option to complete a monthly donation or a single one: https://www.unicef.org.uk/donate/children-in-gaza-crisis-appeal/
Medical Aid for Palestine
Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP) works for the health and dignity of Palestinians living in Gaza and as refugees.
They provide immediate aid to those in great need, whilst also developing local capacity and skills to ensure the long-term development of the Palestine healthcare system.
With attacks on medical facilities the threat of an attack can have life or death implications for patients and care givers as well as the destruction of essential medical equipment.
The World Health Organisation has reported that at least 521 have been killed in 137 “attacks on health care” in Gaza as of November 12.
MAP has an equipped fundraising team who is here to help raise money to support there work being done in Palestine.
Options can range from a simple donation, supper club fundraisers and challenge events such as fun runs.
Islamic Relief is a leading Muslim charity, an independent non-governmental organisation founded in the UK in 1984 by a group of medical doctors and activists.
Since 1984 the organisation has saved and transformed the lives of over 120 million people by responding to disasters, rebuilding lives and preparing people in case disaster strikes.
In addition to providing this they also promote sustainable economic and social development by working with local communities regardless of race, religion or gender.
Due to the protracted humanitarian crisis, children in Gaza are suffering with severe mental health issues.
Islamic Relief provides counselling services, these services have helped tens of thousands of children cope with the challenges of growing up in Gaza.
The organisation are also helping children with disabilities to receive medical treatment and therapeutic services.
Islamic Relief are also offering a range of other services, thanks to donations, including support for vulnerable orphans, providing safe homes to survive winter and Eid gifts for children.
Donations are welcome on Islamic Relief’s website.
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Petitions surrounding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict range from calls for immediate ceasefire and demands for immediate humanitarian aid corridors to Gaza: https://www.change.org/search?q=gaza&offset=0