Now in its eighth day, the devastating humanitarian crisis in Gaza is deepening, with Israel cutting off access to food, water, fuel and electricity for the besieged enclave’s 2.3 million residents and unleashing wave after wave of air strikes that Palestinian authorities say have killed more than 2,800 people (including at least 724 children) and injured more than 10,000.
The World Health Organization today warned that there are only “24 hours of water, electricity and fuel left” in the besieged Gaza Strip as Israeli bombardment continues.
The situation is dire, but here’s what you can do right now to support the people of Gaza.
Medical Aid for Palestinians is on the ground in Gaza where they are working to stock hospitals with essential drugs, disposables, and other healthcare supplies.
Palestine Children’s Relief Fund is the primary humanitarian organization in Palestine. They deliver crucial, life-saving medical and humanitarian aid on the ground.
The World Food Program has been distributing fresh bread, canned food and ready-to-eat food to those who sought refuge in United Nations Relief and Works Agency shelters in Gaza.
Doctors Without Borders is providing support to hospitals and health facilities in Gaza.
UNRWA is providing medical support, trauma relief, and food assistance on the ground in Gaza.
Project Hope is providing support to operate a primary health clinic in Deir Al Balah and to build a medical team in Rafah in response to the ongoing humanitarian emergency.
Bleak as the domestic political landscape is on this issue, there are now a record number of members of Congress officially calling for a ceasefire. It’s important to remember that putting pressure on politicians in America could end up saving lives in Gaza.
Phone or email your representatives in Congress. Demand a de-escalation and call for a ceasefire, and demand that humanitarian assistance be allowed into the Gaza Strip.
Tens of thousands of people around the world have already taken to the streets, often under the threat of violence and arrest, to show their solidarity with the Palestinian people and to call for an end to Israel’s brutal assault on Gaza.
In the week ahead, there will be numerous demonstrations throughout the U.S. calling for a ceasefire. If you can, join one.
In recent days, various activists, writers, and journalists—including Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter Azmat Khan, author and columnist Fatima Bhutto, and artist and activist Molly Crabapple—have been “Shadowbanned” from Instagram and other social media platforms for posting about the atrocities occurring in Gaza.
Use your platform to amplify the voices of those shining a light on the human rights abuses being committed by the IDF against the people of Gaza, and to push back against the conflation of Palestinian solidarity with pro-Hamas sentiment and antisemitism.