Activism

5 ways to help those suffering in the deadly Israel-Hamas war

As the human toll of the conflict grows, a number of organisations are in need of donations to keep saving lives

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Thousands have lost their lives so far. Image: Mustafa Thraya/UPI/Shutterstock

The human toll of the conflict between Israel and Hamas is growing and becoming more apparent.

At the time of writing, more than 1,300 people in Israel and more than 3,000 people in Gaza have been killed. The UN estimates more than one million Palestinians have been displaced.

The UK government has committed an extra £10 million in humanitarian aid for civilians in Gaza, which it describes as experiencing a “worsening humanitarian situation” with “shortages of key goods and widespread displacement.”

If you want to help, here are some organisations coordinating humanitarian efforts in the region.

Doctors Without Borders

Describing hospitals in Gaza as “overwhelmed”, Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) is getting medicine and equipment to those who need it, as well as supplying surgical teams. 

The organisation is funded by donations, with more information at msf.org/donate.

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IsraAID

Israel-based organisation IsraAID is helping to house evacuees from the Gaza border region, and supporting children affected by the disaster. Find out more at: my.israelgives.org/en/fundme/IsraAIDEmergencyFund.

Medical Aid for Palestinians

In response to the urgent medical need, Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP) is releasing its entire stock of drugs and supplies.

MAP says more support will be needed, and is asking for donations to continue its work: map.org.uk/donate..

Unicef

Supporting children affected by the crisis, Unicef says the young are paying the heaviest price for the fighting. You can donate here: unicef.org.au/donate/children-gaza-crisis-appeal

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Magen David Adom

Magen David Adom, which translates to “Red Shield of David”, is an Israeli organisation supporting victims of all faiths. It has deployed it fleet of 1,400 ambulances, some of which are bulletproof, and has donated more than 25,000 units of blood.

It accepts donations here.

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