Gaza Crisis Appeal: How you helped

When conflict escalated between Israel and Gaza in July 2014, thousands of children’s lives were at risk. Thanks to your incredible generosity, we were able to deliver vital supplies to injured children and their families.

Save the Children field staff distribute medical supplies to partner organisations during the Israel/Gaza conflict in July 2014. (Photo: Jozef Nateel / Save the Children.)

Save the Children field staff distribute medical supplies to partner organisations during the Israel/Gaza conflict in July 2014.
 

More than 550 children were killed in the conflict. Many more were injured.

Some lost parents and thousands of homes were damaged or destroyed. The health system was pushed to breaking point. Children were left terrified and unable to sleep at night.

Thanks to you, we were able to deliver vital aid to children in desperate need of help. 

How your donations helped children

With your help, our teams were able to deliver:

  • life-saving medical supplies, food and clean water
  • hygiene kits for newborn babies, including a blanket and washable nappy
  • household essentials, such as soap and kitchen equipment

We also ensured that children left traumatised by their experiences received specialist emotional support.

Nada’s story

Five-year-old Nada* is getting support from our staff in Gaza.
 

Nada’s* mother and two of her sisters were killed when shrapnel from an airstrike ripped through their front door. Her two other sisters were also badly hurt.

“The only one uninjured was Nada,” her father told us. “And now sometimes she doesn’t talk. She cries a lot. She is exhausted all the time. Suffers nightmares.”

Our psychosocial support team has been working with Nada to help her cope with the trauma she has experienced. Thanks to you, we’ve been able to offer this support to thousands of children.

*Name changed to protect identity.

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Save the Children has been working in the occupied Palestinian territory for more than 30 years. We’re one of the biggest non-government organisations working in Gaza.

Last updated December 2015