Since 1989, Union Aid Abroad – APHEDA has been supporting development and humanitarian programs with our partner organisation in Palestine, the MA’AN Development Center, a secular, national, independent organisation.
APHEDA has launched an emergency appeal to provide funds to MA’AN to provide immediate relief to people in Gaza. There are enormous and urgent immediate needs for shelter, water, food, electricity, sanitation and medical supplies, fuel and communications.
With your support, MA’AN will work with local organisations to provide:
• Access to water, food, medical supplies and shelter
• Psychosocial support for families and individuals
• Dignity and hygiene kits for displaced people
Your contribution can make a significant difference in alleviating the suffering of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians, not only in the immediate emergency phase, but also in the early reconstruction phase, for example, in rapid resumption of farming for food security.
The United Nations has reported 14,500 people, of whom 69 per cent are children and women, have been killed in Gaza since the start of hostilities. Over 35,000 people have been injured.
Additionally, thousands of people, including at many children, have been reported missing and may be trapped or dead under the rubble, awaiting rescue or recovery.
Read the daily United Nations updates here.