Gaza Emergency Appeal

The humanitarian situation in Gaza has reached its crisis point. Hundreds of thousands of people have been forced to flee their homes. They are in desperate need of food, water, shelter and medical care. Over 200,000 people are in urgent need of food aid; 1.5 million people have no or very limited access to water or sanitation; and over 65,000 people are homeless after their homes being severely damaged or destroyed.

In the immediate aftermath of the summer hostilities, UMR formed a Muslim Relief Coalition for Gaza and signed an implantation partnership with UNRWA.

As well as supplying 400 families (at least 2000 individuals) with a month’s supply of food, the coalition was able to get over 350,000 lbs of flour into Gaza which was used to bake bread for 260,000 beneficiaries.

The coalition also provided 20 medical centers and hospitals in Gaza with over 160,000 liters of fuel to help them keep their generators on. Collectively these centers serve over 1.2 million people in Gaza.

Between 1 August and 31 October 2014, psychosocial activities were also funded by the coalition as well as activities for students when the academic year began in September 2014. The interventions focused on helping refugees to deal with the psychological consequences of the summer hostilities, through group activities as well as individual interventions. Children were provided with therapeutic toys, games, and story books, to assist their psychosocial recovery. In addition we supported a range ‘back to school’ recreation activities for students, designed to help children re-adjust to a learning environment.

UMR working with a number of partners also sent a medical container into Gaza. The container, which served over 80,000 people contained essential medication which is running low inside Gaza.

With your generous donations we want to continue our work in Gaza.