Gaza appeal

ShelterBox is responding to provide emergency shelter and other essential items for people left with nowhere to live.

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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.

Image credit - Mohammed Zaanoun

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.

ShelterBox continues to call for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire and protection of all civilians

Moh's Story: Searching for security in Gaza

ShelterBox responded in Gaza in 2004, 2008 and 2015. In the 2015 response we supported the family of Mohammed Eid, known as Moh. He and his family received a ShelterBox tent and other aid after their home was destroyed in an air strike.  

“Tents became a precious commodity. Thankfully, we had a tent when we needed it most, immediately after losing our house. It offered almost everything we needed within the first 24 hours following displacement. Along with the tent came mattresses, blankets, a first aid kit, and a food package.” 

Now living in the USA, Moh has shared with us his experiences in Gaza. He has also shared his response on the current crisis taking place there.  


Man standing in remains of bombed out building in Gaza
Moh standing in the remains of his family's home after it was destroyed in airstrikes in 2014