What is happening with children in Gaza?
Gaza’s children have been left reeling from the violent escalation in conflict in May 2021. Lives have been lost and families shattered, with devastating impacts on children. In Gaza, schools and health facilities have been damaged, homes and offices have been flattened, and entire families have been displaced.
How can you help children in Gaza?
Getting Aid to Children
- baby hygiene kits for families who have lost their homes.
- food vouchers for families in Gaza who have been most impacted by the violence.
- household water tanks so families have access to clean water.
- psychological support for children and their families.
What is the problem with Israel and Gaza?
Gaza is ruled by the Palestinian militant group Hamas, which has fought Israel many times. Israel and Egypt tightly control Gaza’s borders to stop weapons getting to Hamas. Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank say they are suffering because of Israeli actions and restrictions.
Is UNICEF in Gaza?
“UNICEF was able today to deliver long-awaited critical health supplies into Gaza. UNICEF is also advising parents on how to seek psychosocial support and trauma counseling for their children, and continues to support health, water, sanitation and hygiene, education and protection services.”
What started the violence in Gaza?
The Gaza fighting began after weeks of rising Israeli-Palestinian tension in occupied East Jerusalem that culminated in clashes at a holy site revered by both Muslims and Jews. On 10 May Hamas began firing rockets after warning Israel to withdraw from the site, triggering retaliatory air strikes.
How many orphans are in Gaza?
22,000 Palestinian orphans
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Does Save the Children Support Israel?
“As an agency that exists to protect and uphold the rights of children, Save the Children is calling on Israel to end the use of sniper fire, live ammunition and tear gas against children.
Where can I donate to Palestine?
To donate to the Palestine Red Crescent Society, click here. UHR is running a Gaza crisis appeal to send emergency medical supplies and kits to Gaza. The organization is also providing emergency relief assistance in form of food parcels, clean water, hygiene kits, to families in Gaza. Support the appeal.
Is Palestine a humanitarian crisis?
The State of Palestine is affected by a protracted protection crisis and suffers from chronic humanitarian concerns. The humanitarian situation deteriorated recently with the rise of tension in East Jerusalem, the escalation of hostilities in the Gaza Strip in May 2021, and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Can I adopt a child from Gaza?
Please note: According to the Israeli adoption agency representative, adoption in Gaza is not possible since Islam does not enable adoption. According to the agency representative, about three years ago Chairman Arafat ordered that only Muslim couples could adopt children from Gaza.
What happened to Palestinian children in Gaza?
Palestinian children sit in the back of a van loaded with salvaged belongings from their home at the al-Jawhara Tower in Gaza City, which was heavily damaged in Israeli airstrikes. Photograph: Anas Baba/AFP/Getty Images
How many people have died in the Gaza conflict?
Two children were among 12 people killed in Israel by rockets fired by Hamas and other armed groups from Gaza during the same period. The Israeli onslaught also completely destroyed 1,800 residential units in Gaza and partially demolished at least 14,300 others. Tens of thousands of Palestinians have been forced to take shelter in UN-run schools.
What is the impact of the Gaza conflict on mental health?
Yazji said the grave humanitarian conditions experienced by children in the Gaza Strip exacerbate their mental health conditions, but the military attacks have the worst effect on children.
What does it mean to live in Gaza?
At least 67 Palestinians were killed and hundreds more wounded in a night of intense Israeli attacks that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas described as a “massacre” at the time. Shehada described her experience of both wars. “Living in Gaza means having to relive trauma time and time again. War is the ugliest thing in the world.