What is happening in Gaza?
Up to 1.9 million people are displaced in Gaza. That’s 85% of the population with no choice but to shelter in community buildings like schools, makeshift shelters, or out in the open.
There is severe overcrowding and disease is spreading. People don’t have what they need to protect themselves or their families from the harsh winter weather.
We are providing emergency items like tarpaulins and rope, to help people make damaged buildings and other shelters watertight. Blankets, mattresses, pillows and floormats will help people to stay warm. We’re providing washing sets, water carriers, kitchen sets, and items like nappies, toothbrushes, and sanitary items. Vital items for people with no belongings and unable to return home.
Access to water, food and medicine is very difficult. It’s made worse by fuel shortages. Without electricity, people cannot use lights in the dark evenings, keep warm, or cook food.
Together with our partner MAP (Medical Aid for Palestinians), we’ll be sourcing items in Egypt and Türkiye. The situation is complex, but our aid will reach people via the Rafah border crossing between Egypt and Gaza.
With your support, we can provide emergency shelter and essential items to the people who have nowhere to live in Gaza, and around the world.
ShelterBox continues to call for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire and protection of all civilians
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Please donate today to provide emergency shelter for people affected in Gaza.
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Where will my donation go?
ShelterBox has launched an urgent fundraising appeal to provide emergency shelter and other essential items to people left with nowhere to live in Gaza.
Your support today will provide lifesaving aid for people affected by the crisis in Gaza. In the event that money raised exceeds ShelterBox’s funding requirements for this appeal, your gift will help ShelterBox provide emergency shelter to people affected by disaster around the world as part of our General Fund.
Image at top credit – Mohammed Zaanoun