Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand supported Caritas Jerusalem to help those in need in Gaza following Israeli attacks in November 2012 that killed or injured many people.
Our goal is to help extremely vulnerable families in Gaza who cannot meet their basic needs. They are financially insecure, lack access to health care, and are suffering from psychological trauma.
Gaza faces an ongoing humanitarian crisis due to the lack of medical and other basic supplies. Although many services have resumed, need still exists for food, medical supplies, water, shelter, and basic supplies such as plastic sheets, blankets and other emergency items. There are large numbers of displaced people. Concerns continue regarding the impact of the conflict on Gaza’s children. It is estimated that a significant number of them will require some form of professional psychosocial support.
Funds of $8,400 from Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand will contribute towards support for up to 19,080 people directly and up to 114,480 people indirectly, providing them with non-food items, healthcare and psychosocial services. The work is closely linked to our ongoing health programme in the West Bank and Gaza. Find out more about our health programme in Palestine here.