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Humanitarian Emergency Gaza


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Humanitarian Emergency Gaza

Our humanitarian impact

Since October 7 and the escalation of violence between Israel and Hamas, some 30.000 Palestinians have been killed – including at least 10.000 children - and 70.000 injured in the continuous bombing of Gaza by Israeli forces. This deadly offensive comes in the wake of a massive attack launched on Israel by Hamas, in which 1,200 Israelis were killed and 240 Israelis and foreign nationals were taken hostage.

HI, present in Palestine since 1996, continues to respond to the emergency 6 months later, for as long as it takes.

Our emergency response 6 months after the start of the humanitarian crisis

HI employs 26 people in the Gaza Strip, supported by some 300 volunteers. Many of them have relocated to Rafah. HI's personnel are also actively engaged in Egypt and Lebanon, helping to address the impact of the crisis there.

In the Gaza Strip

All HI's efforts are concentrated in the south, in Rafah, where 1.4 million people from the north have been ordered to move and are now living in appalling conditions, without food, drinking water, sanitation facilities, medicines or adequate shelter.

On the ground, Humanity & Inclusion is helping the people affected by the crisis in a number of ways:

  • Rehabilitation: Since October, a total of 3,698 nursing care sessions(dressing), 3,174 physical therapy sessions and 1,001 occupational therapy sessions have been organised, and a total of 1,723 mobility aids and 717 dressing kits supplied,
  • Basic Needs: 78 first aid kits, 137 cooking kits, 3,456 nappies, 452 dignity kits have been distributed, along with and baby blankets,
  • Armed violence reduction: 719 community awareness sessions on the risks of explosive remnants of war have been organised in 141 shelters, reaching more than 12,650 children and adults,
  • Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS): a total of 10,128 recreational activities have been organised in 79 shelters for 41,839 people, the vast majority of them are children.

In the west bank

Since October 7, we have also been active in the West Bank, carrying out a number of different actions:

  • Education: 390 children's kits and 7 school kits have been distributed in the north of the West Bank as emergency education supplies,
  • Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS)Four recreational activitieshave been organised in the Nour-Shams and Jenin refugee camps, reaching 270 children (140 girls, 130 boys). A one-to-one online session was organised for school heads,
  • Rehabilitation292 multidisciplinary rehabilitation sessionshave been organised.
  • In addition, more than 100 volunteers,mainly from the rehabilitation sector, are taking part in HI Palestine's disaster risk reduction training programme in regions including the governorates of Jenin, Nablus and Hebron in the West Bank.
  • HI has further organised capacity-building training in psychological first aid,safe evacuationgender-based violenceprotection policiesbasic immediate life support and the safe and inclusive identification of the most vulnerable.

Call for an immediate ceasefire

HI is alarmed by the very high number of civilian victims, the lack of safe humanitarian access and the limited number of trucks being able to enter the Gaza strip daily. Along with more than 800 organizations, HI is calling for an immediate ceasefire to put an end to the carnage and ensure the provision of humanitarian assistance to the affected population.

Humanity & Inclusion Canada is proud to join forces with the other members of the Humanitarian Coalition. Together, we are committed to meeting the pressing needs of people affected by the crisis in Gaza. By joining our resources and skills, we are providing essential support, medical care and shelter, and helping to improve the living conditions of those who need it most.

Support our humanitarian response.

Please note that the funding needs outlined in this call for donations issued by Humanity & Inclusion Canada may change depending on any other sources of funding received. This is why the donations entrusted to us are pooled to meet the priority needs of our various missions.