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Emergency:
Gaza In Crisis

How You Can Help

Help us reach those most affected by the violence in Gaza with critical medical supplies, equipment, medications, and hygiene kits.

The recent escalation of violence in Gaza is devastating. After 11 days of violent hostilities, including airstrikes in Gaza that killed 248 Palestinians including 66 children, a ceasefire was reached. However, thousands have been displaced from their homes, hospitals and health clinics have been destroyed, and more than 1,940 wounded people have little access to the health care they need.

From our Health Team in Gaza:

“This chaos has left behind so many people who are now injured and traumatized. We must work together to bring Gaza’s shattered health sector back from the brink of collapse.”

Airstrike hits Gaza City on Monday, May 10th.

Gaza's Health Crisis

Even before the bombardment began, over 1.6 million people were already in need of humanitarian assistance in Gaza. A longstanding blockade has led to an acute lack of access to comprehensive health care and chronic shortages of critical medicine and medical equipment. The recent COVID-19 second wave and lack of electricity – there are only three to four hours of electricity per day – have exacerbated the strain on the health system in Gaza. The fragile health system is ill-equipped to manage the needs of the people in this besieged area. 

During the bombardment, at least 9 hospitals and 19 primary healthcare centers were damaged in the airstrikes, 22 ambulances were damaged, and 83 health personnel injured. Two of Gaza’s most prominent doctors were killed in the airstrikes: Dr. Mooein Ahmad al-Aloul, one of the only psychiatrists & neurologists in Gaza, and Dr. Ayman Abu al-Ouf, head of the internal medicine department at Al-Shifa Hospital. We extend our deepest condolences to their families, medical colleagues, and the entire community. 

Violence against health care in Gaza has been a frequent reality. In the last five years, there have been at least 690 emergency medical workers injured and 68 ambulances damaged or destroyed throughout the occupied Palestinian territories, as documented by the Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition.

Our Response

To support those most affected by the bombardment, MedGlobal is working to urgently provide medication, medical supplies, and hygiene kits. We are also coordinating with local medical providers to set up mobile health programs, so families can access health services in their homes. This is particularly important as so many health facilities are out of service, and road damage is obstructing access to the few hospitals that are open. We are assessing how to best support the rehabilitation of health facilities damaged in the airstrikes, so that access to health care is most widely available.

MedGlobal’s previous health work in Gaza includes support for the COVID-19 response through 722,000 PPE items to protect vulnerable health workers, critical medical supplies and medications, and a PCR machine to allow for rapid COVID-19 testing capacity. MedGlobal has also supported emergency pediatrics care, launched trainings for local nurses, and led health education campaigns to reach members of the community. 

Health care is more important than ever. Join us to support this critical health response and reach those most affected by the bombardment in Gaza.

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Mohammed Salem/ Reuters

Emergency: Gaza in Crisis

The recent escalation of violence in Gaza is devastating. After 11 days of violent hostilities, including airstrikes in Gaza that killed 248 Palestinians including 66 children, a ceasefire was reached. However, thousands have been displaced from their homes, hospitals and health clinics have been destroyed, and more than 1,940 wounded people have little access to the health care they need.

From our Health Team in Gaza: 

“This chaos has left behind so many people who are now injured and traumatized. We must work together to bring Gaza’s shattered health sector back from the brink of collapse.”

Airstrike hits Gaza City on Monday, May 10th.

Gaza’s Health Crisis

Even before the bombardment began, over 1.6 million people were already in need of humanitarian assistance in Gaza. A longstanding blockade has led to an acute lack of access to comprehensive health care and chronic shortages of critical medicine and medical equipment. The recent COVID-19 second wave and lack of electricity – there are only three to four hours of electricity per day – have exacerbated the strain on the health system in Gaza. The fragile health system is ill-equipped to manage the needs of the people in this besieged area. 

During the bombardment, at least 9 hospitals and 19 primary healthcare centers were damaged in the airstrikes, 22 ambulances were damaged, and 83 health personnel injured. Two of Gaza’s most prominent doctors were killed in the airstrikes: Dr. Mooein Ahmad al-Aloul, one of the only psychiatrists & neurologists in Gaza, and Dr. Ayman Abu al-Ouf, head of the internal medicine department at Al-Shifa Hospital. We extend our deepest condolences to their families, medical colleagues, and the entire community. 

Violence against health care in Gaza has been a frequent reality. In the last five years, there have been at least 690 emergency medical workers injured and 68 ambulances damaged or destroyed throughout the occupied Palestinian territories, as documented by the Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition.

Our Response

To support those most affected by the bombardment, MedGlobal is working to urgently provide medication, medical supplies, and hygiene kits. We are also coordinating with local medical providers to set up mobile health programs, so families can access health services in their homes. This is particularly important as so many health facilities are out of service, and road damage is obstructing access to the few hospitals that are open. We are assessing how to best support the rehabilitation of health facilities damaged in the airstrikes, so that access to health care is most widely available.

MedGlobal’s previous health work in Gaza includes support for the COVID-19 response through 722,000 PPE items to protect vulnerable health workers, critical medical supplies and medications, and a PCR machine to allow for rapid COVID-19 testing capacity. MedGlobal has also supported emergency pediatrics care, launched trainings for local nurses, and led health education campaigns to reach members of the community. 

Health care is more important than ever. Join us to support this critical health response and reach those most affected by the bombardment in Gaza.

GIVE WITH CONFIDENCE

Donations Are 100% Secure & Tax Deductible

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