About the Emergency
Ongoing conflict between the Government of Israel and Hamas has led to substantial loss of life in Israel and Gaza, and destruction of infrastructure, and displacement of hundreds of thousands of people across Gaza. Humanitarian needs in Gaza are expected to grow significantly in the days and weeks ahead. Humanitarian organizations are working to provide water, food, medical services, shelter, and other critical relief to those affected by this ongoing conflict.
How You Can Help
Send cash donations to reputable relief organizations working on the ground. They can make the most difference and save the most lives. Detailed information on how relief organizations use donations can be found at: GiveWell, Charity Navigator, Charity Watch, and the Better Business Bureau. Below are some organizations responding to humanitarian needs in the region.
- American Near East Refugee Aid (Anera)
- Catholic Relief Services
- Humanity and Inclusion
- International Medical Corps
- Life for Relief and Development
- Plan International USA
- Project HOPE
- UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
- UN Population Fund (UNFPA)
- UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA)
- UN World Food Program
- UN World Health Organization (WHO)
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