Gaza Emergency

Muslim Response USA is on the ground in Gaza with its partners and providing humanitarian assistance to families in need; Donate generously and help the brothers & sisters survive the crisis.

Gaza - Starving Families Need Help

As of Wednesday, May 15th 2024,  more than 35,200 Palestinians have died, with around 70 percent of them being women and children; more than 79,000 people are injured. At least 35,000 children have lost one or both parents in attacks and about 32,000 have been injured with many in critical condition. According to the United Nations OCHA, 1.7 million Palestinians (75% of Gaza population) have been internally displaced and 1.1 million people are projected to face catastrophic levels of food insecurity in Gaza.  With increased restrictions to deliver vital humanitarian assistance to Palestinian families, aid agencies are warning of extreme hunger in Gaza. UN Humanitarian Affairs Chief has told the UN Security Council that “at least 576,000 people in Gaza are one step away from famine”.

Daily death rate in Gaza is higher than any other major 21st Century conflict; around 250 Palestinians are being killed per day with many more lives at risk from hunger, disease and cold. The United Nations Humanitarian Office OCHA said in a statement that if there is a “hell on Earth, it is northern Gaza”. UNICEF says more than 700,000 children in Gaza have been “forced to leave everything behind” and reiterates the call for a ceasefire.

There are reports of about 2,260 people missing under the rubble in Gaza, including 1,270 children, since the start of the war on Oct 7th. UNICEF says more than 700,000 children in Gaza have been “forced to leave everything behind” and reiterates the call for a ceasefire. Large number of Palestinians were killed when two UNRWA schools sheltering displaced families in Northern Gaza were attacked on Saturday, Nov 18th. At least 25,000 children have lost one or both parents in Israeli attacks and about 18,000 have been injured with some in critical condition.

Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) report released on December 23rd has confirmed that the entire population of Gaza – roughly 2.2 million people – are in crisis or worse levels of acute food insecurity and more than one in four households in Gaza currently face extreme hunger, and there is a risk of famine unless access to adequate food, clean water, health and sanitation services is restored.  The ongoing siege of Gaza has led to displacement of around 2 million Palestinians; around 50% of the housing units destroyed leaving more than 600,000 people homeless. Hundreds and thousands are crammed into overcrowded shelters and hospitals. The blockade has made it difficult or impossible for people to leave and for humanitarian aid to get in. According to a report by the Euro-Med Human Rights Monitor, more than 10,000 children have been killed or are lost under rubble and presumed dead.

According to the Commissioner General of United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), Gaza is rapidly running out of water and electricity, and the population faces severe shortages of food and medicine. The number of people seeking shelter in our schools and other UNRWA facilities in the south is overwhelming, and we do not have, anymore, the capacity to deal with them,” he added. More than 100 United Nations employees have been killed since October 7th in Gaza, making it the deadliest conflict ever for the U.N. in such a short period of time.

Due to ongoing conflict and air raids, damage to water, sanitation and hygiene facilities has disrupted services to more than 400,000 people. Gaza city fell into darkness after its only power station ran out of fuel Wednesday, and residents faced the grim prospect of limited supplies of food and water.

According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), more than 263,000 of Gaza’s 2.3 million people have left their homes. It marks the highest number of internally displaced Palestinians since the 50-day escalation of hostilities in 2014, OCHA said. The UN has reported that around 175,400 Palestinians are taking shelter in UNRWA schools. The UN Secretary-General has feared that the complete siege of the Gaza Strip which will worsen an already dire situation.

Thousands of Palestinians are injured during the air raids that started on Friday (Oct 6th, 2023), and seek treatment for their wounds.

Air strikes are targeting apartment buildings and refugee camps in Gaza and families are forced to spend nights cowering in basements.

The UN special rapporteur on Palestine has said that the situation in Gaza is on the verge of a humanitarian crisis.

The current assault on Gaza marks the latest bout of violence since the 11-day war in May 2021 that killed hundreds and wounded thousands.

Hundreds and thousands of Palestinian families are struggling to survive over a decade of economic blockade of the Gaza Strip and the current escalation of violence is devastating.

Muslim Response USA is on the ground in Gaza with its partner organizations and helping those in danger and in need of urgent humanitarian aid.

Help us help the affected families by donating today.

Your Sadaqah and Zakat donations can provide much-needed food supplies, medical aid, and essential non-food items to poor families in Gaza; they are counting on you!

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