WHAT IS HAPPENING IN GAZA?
PLEASE DONATE TODAY TO PROVIDE EMERGENCY SHELTER FOR PEOPLE AFFECTED 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.
Items like tarpaulins and rope will help people repair damaged buildings and make shelters watertight. Blankets, mattresses, pillows, and groundmats will help people stay warm. We are also providing hygiene kits (diapers, toothbrushes, and sanitary items), water carriers, and kitchen sets. 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, 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.
In 2024, ShelterBox is committed to numerous responses, including ongoing support for communities in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Mozambique, the Philippines, Somalia, Syria, Ukraine, and beyond.
ShelterBox has initiated an urgent fundraising campaign to address the pressing needs in Gaza and other crisis-stricken areas globally.
Your contribution is crucial in enabling us to swiftly deliver emergency shelter and vital supplies to those displaced in Gaza and beyond. Your support today will directly impact those most in need, ensuring essential aid reaches them promptly.
Please donate now to make a difference.
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 and working for Rotary International, Moh has shared with us his experiences in Gaza. He has also shared his response to the current crisis taking place there.
Moh standing in the remains of his family’s home after it was destroyed in airstrikes in 2014.
WHERE WILL MY DONATION GO?
When giving to ShelterBox you are contributing to a general donation fund.
Your support today will contribute to our Gaza response as part of our General Fund. We believe that the best way for us to be impactful is by staying flexible, and it is essential that we have funds available to support those affected by disasters around the world.
Image at top credit – Mohammed Zaanoun