The British Red Cross Society

The Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territory Appeal

In response to the devastating humanitarian crisis in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory we have launched an emergency appeal to support the people affected.
£121,047
raised
Closes on 10/10/2024
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Story

In the last seven months, over 88,000 have been injured in Israel, Gaza and the West Bank since 7 October.

Civilians continue to pay the highest price for this conflict. In Gaza, people are facing the threat of starvation, and the health system has all but collapsed. Over 75% of the population has been displaced from their homes. In Israel and beyond, families are desperate to receive news of their loved ones still being held hostage and for them to be released.

The amount of aid currently able to pass into Gaza is far from enough. A significantly increased and regular flow of humanitarian aid to match the needs is vital.

Red Cross and Red Crescent National Societies are working day and night, risking – and losing – their lives while helping others. They are seeing extreme levels of death, danger and destruction. Yet, even amid this chaos, they are still doing all they can to reach and give comfort to people experiencing this horror. Your help makes this possible.

Hundreds of thousands of people are still living in dire conditions in Rafah. The area is overcrowded, many people are living on the streets with only cardboard or scraps of wood for shelter. There is a lack of food, drinking water, sanitation, health care, and safety.

The situation is bleak. But Red Cross and Red Crescent teams have been working hard to get aid truck deliveries into Gaza with vital medical supplies, tents and blankets, as well as food, water, milk and nappies. It is urgent, dangerous work – and with your support we can continue to bring help and hope to those who need it.

Safe access to hostages is still a concern. And although 109 captives have been reunited with their loved ones, there are still over 100 people being held. Their families have endured months of emotional turmoil and many have had no news of their loved ones.

We are here to alleviate people’s suffering, whoever and wherever they are. And we will keep giving life-saving relief to people experiencing the horrors of the ongoing conflict in Gaza, the West Bank, and Israel for as long as we are needed. But we can’t do this without you.

Have you been affected by this emergency?

If you are in the UK and are impacted by this emergency, we have compiled some helpful resources for you: https://www.redcross.org.uk/get-help/resources-for-people-affected-by-emergencies

Please note:

The Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territory Appeal will support people in areas currently affected and those potentially affected in the future by the crisis. In the unlikely event that we raise more money than can be reasonably and efficiently spent, any surplus funds will be used to help us prepare for and respond to other humanitarian disasters anywhere in the world. For more information visit https://donate.redcross.org.uk/appeal/disaster-fund.

About the charity

The British Red Cross Society

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RCN Eng/Wales 220949,Scot SC037738, IOM 0752, Jers 430
The British Red Cross, a charity incorporated by Royal Charter 1908, helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are. And when the crisis is over, we help them to recover and move on with their lives.

Donation summary

Total raised
£121,046.98
+ £18,180.28 Gift Aid
Online donations
£120,536.98
Offline donations
£0.00
Direct donations
£2,568.00
Donations via fundraisers
£118,478.98

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