The conflict in Israel and Gaza continues to take a devastating toll on civilians across the region—particularly impacting women, children, and elderly people. People across Israel have taken cover in shelters from rocket attacks and families in the south of the country were killed and abducted. In Gaza, where Oxfam works to promote economic opportunities and protect women from gender-based violence, Oxfam teams are preparing for a humanitarian response. We are planning to begin delivering critical assistance to families in Gaza once it is safe to do so.
We have worked for decades in the region with both Palestinian and Israeli partner organizations. A total siege on Gaza will lead to a humanitarian catastrophe. Hundreds of thousands of people have been forced from their homes with nowhere safe to go. Food, water, electricity, and fuel have been cut off. Gaza’s sole power plant has run out of fuel and the main hospital is already running dangerously low on medical supplies.
Your emergency gift today will help provide life-saving aid to people in Gaza affected by the ongoing violence and humanitarian crisis.