Salam Charity UK Appeals | Emergency Gaza
Appeals
Emergency Gaza

OVERVIEW

Help us to deliver urgent aid to Gaza. The already-dire humanitarian situation is worsening as civilians face the horror of major airstrikes. Almost 2 million people have been displaced during the latest aggression. 65% of hospitals are out of operation and the remaining facilities are struggling, with an influx of severe injuries and no resources to treat the injured. Power plants have run out of fuel. It’s even more difficult to respond to those who need us the most.

After an in-depth needs assessment, we realised that the greatest need in Gaza is supplies for the hospitals. The Palestinian Minister of Health said that hospitals in Gaza are “working beyond their capacity to treat the wounded as a result of the occupation’s aggression, and as a result the hospitals in the Strip are out of service”. We have worked closely with our partners on the ground to provide aid to as many families and hospitals as possible. We are now focussing on sending in medical kits and supplies through the Rafah crossing (Egypt)

HOW YOU CAN HELP

Casualties are rising by the day. Your support will help to ensure that Palestinian health workers have the medical resources they need.

Your donations have helped us to support displaced families to survive the winter. With your help so far, we have managed to provide the following inside of Gaza;

 
  • Mattress and blankets
  • Ready-to-eat food boxes
  • Hot meals
  • Winter PJs for children
  • Bread bags
  • Carpets
  • Food packs
  • Milk and Nappies
  • Wheelchairs
  • Mother and baby kits
  • Sanitary pads
  • Medicine
  • Medical Supplies
  • PPE
  • Surgical Equipment
 

Due to the changing situation, we are now working on sending in aid from Egypt and primarily we are focusing on the main approved items.

  • Food Boxes
  • Hygiene Kits
  • Medicine
  • blankets
 

If you give to just one cause this year, please make it Gaza. The situation for millions of Palestinian people is heartbreaking – with your help, we can deliver life-saving aid.

Gaza STATS

  • At least 35,456 Palestinians have been killed. (Source:)
  • More than 15,000 children and 9,500 women killed. (Source: Al JazeAl Jazeeraera)
  • More than 79,476 are injured. (Source: Al Jazeera)
  • More than 10,000 people are also reported to be trapped under the rubble or missing. (Source: Al Jazeera)
  • At least 493 medical workers have been killed in Gaza. (Source: VOX)
  • At least 147 journalists have been killed in Gaza. (Source: Al Mayadeen)
  • 10 out of 35 hospitals are partially functional. (Source: Al Jazeera)
  • 267 places of worship have been damaged. (Source: Al Jazeera)
  • More than half of Gaza’s homes have been destroyed or damaged. (Source: Al Jazeera)
  • 80% of commercial facilities have been damaged or destroyed. (Source: Al Jazeera)
  • 73% of school buildings have been destroyed or damaged. (Source: Al Jazeera)
  • 83% of groundwater wells are not operational. (Source: Al Jazeera)
  • Nearly all of Gaza’s over 2.3 million people have been displaced. (Source: OCHA)
  • Nearly 800,000 are now displaced from Rafah. (Source: UN)
  • In the West Bank, at least 504 people have been killed, including more than 125 children. More than 4,950 have been reported injured. (Source: Al Jazeera)
  • In the Gaza Strip, more than 95% of the population is in a state of acute food insecurity. (Source: IIASA)
  • Nearly 30% of children are severely malnourished. (Source: US Aid)
  • 87 of critical water and sanitation facilities have been destroyed or severely damaged. (Source: Oxfam)

PREVIOUS WORK

Lebanon

Salam Charity is on the ground with our partners in Lebanon, which has one of the largest refugee populations in the world. Our teams are working extremely hard to provide food, healthcare and shelter to those who affected by displacement from Syria and Palestine. We have qualified medical staff administering first aid and primary healthcare.

Pakistan

In 2022, flooding affected around 33 million people in Pakistan, leaving entire villages under water. At least 7 million people lost their homes, and we mobilised our local teams to deliver emergency aid including tents, mosquito nets and hygiene kits for displaced families. Our ongoing initiatives include a Goat Farming project, which helps farmers to earn additional income with a herd of goats.

Case Study

BABA’S STORY

While distributing emergency aid in Pakistan, our team met Baba. He had lost his home in the 2010 flooding and been once more affected by the 2022 floods. Baba was struggling to survive in unsafe and unsanitary conditions. Our team brought him emergency items and launched a campaign to raise funds for Baba. Building work on his new home is complete, and Baba is in receipt of a Salam Charity sponsorship.