“The believers in their mutual kindness, compassion and sympathy are just like one body. When one of the limbs suffers, the whole body responds to it with wakefulness and fever.”
(Al-Bukhari & Muslim)
it has been a year since the conflict began in Gaza but the humanitarian situation continues to be at a record low as thousands lack basic items as well as adequate food and clean water to keep them healthy.
Muslim Aid was on the ground in Gaza before the ceasefire, and raised over £4million last Ramadan, which has gone towards emergency aid and long-term development. One year on, the charity urges people not to forget, and continue to show support this Ramadan for those in need.
Muslim Aid’s work continues to date and will soon extend to provide more food and hygiene kits to families along with psychological support to provide relief to victims of trauma.
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Muslim Aid have launched an urgent appeal to provide emergency relief to the refugees. We desperately need your help for food supplies, medicine and heating equipment. See how much difference you will be making.
Muslim Aid has so far provided 15,000 litres of fuel for hospital generators, medicine and medical equipment for 10,000 people. Household items have been delivered to over 6,000 people, vital blood supplies have helped 8,000 injured individuals, and an ICU ambulance and intensive care unit has supported over 10,000 people.
The conflict has left more than 50,000 children in need of psychological help. Muslim Aid are working with specialist teams to provide psychosocial relief to 12,000 children and 600 parents through recreational projects, group therapies and individual counselling. Muslim Aid is also working on the development of a new Mother and Child Care Centre in Al Shaaf which will provide recreational facilities, psychosocial support and income generation activities.
Muslim Aid have distributed clothing and gifts to 600 children in celebration of Eid-al-Adha. Through local partners, Muslim Aid have also distributed vital household items such as blankets, baby care kits and emergency food stocks across Gaza, benefitting 6,098 people who were displaced due to the fighting. Over 5,600 people in Nusierat, Khan Younes, Beit Lahiya were provided with food, hygiene kits, mattresses, jerry cans to collect water and children’s clothes and toys.
Muslim Aid, through its partners on the ground, Public Aid Society (PAS), have recently equipped the intensive care unit of three hospitals, with much needed blood units. The blood units will help surgeons perform life saving surgery for the wounded and critically ill. A further 15,000 litres of fuel for generators and ambulances was procured and given to the hospitals, as well as 5 new extra beds. With the recent supplies, it is expected an extra 1,200 emergency patients per month can be seen to and a further 300 wounded patients can receive immediate medical attention.
In Partnership with the Public Aid Society (PAS), Muslim Aid is currently working to sustain and expand the provision of emergency medical care in Gaza. Hospitals in Gaza have been stretched beyond capacity, with medicines in short supply, inadequate equipment and a shortage of fuel that has made electricity available for only 3 hours a day. Consequently, the many of the injured are not receiving adequate care.
In response, we have invested close to £150,000 to boost the level of care being provided by 3 PAS hospitals serving the wounded and sick from Al Shejaia, Zaytuna, Tofah and Daraj. These are areas that have seen huge numbers of casualties and suffered large scale destruction. The hospitals we are working with see around 10,000 patients each month, many of whom are pregnant women who are unable to deliver in Ministry of Health (MOH) Hospitals, as wards have been filled with casualties. Patients discharged from Al Shifa Hospital are also received at the PAS hospitals, where they are provided with further treatment until recovery.
Muslim Aid is replenishing vital supplies of life-saving medicines, equipment and fuel, thus allowing the hospitals to continue operating. We are also providing an ICU ambulance that is available 24 hours a day to transport the wounded, making the hospitals better prepared to receive casualties. In addition to this, we are also looking into facilitating the transport of victims abroad for surgery.
With this work underway, the pressure on Gaza’s MOH hospitals is being eased, and the capacity of the 3 hospitals we are supporting is increased. Their capacity to receive and treat patients is being expanded and we are closely monitoring the changing needs of the medical and emergency services.