PALESTINE EMERGENCY

16.8 million Palestinians live below the poverty line and are unable to access life's most basic necessities. With ongoing conflict, instability, pandemic and recent violent clashes - the people of Palestine from the West Bank to Gaza are in urgent need of support.

Recent escalation of violence in Gaza, Palestine has led to airstrikes that have injured hundreds and killed more than 35 people including 9 children.

We urgently need your help to deliver urgent medical supplies to support an overstretched healthcare system.

As our brothers and sisters in Palestine observed the holy month of Ramadan, they also faced each injuries and violence. Airstrikes are expected to continue which will only impact an already dire humanitarian situation.

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$100 – Can help provide urgent medical supplies to support ever increasing demands in overflowing hospitals.

$500 – Can help deliver food and medical provisions to 120 Palestinians including those suffering in Gaza.

$1000 – Can help supply hospitals with supplies and equipment such as medicine, oxygen machines, monitors and shock machines.

More than 1.5 million Palestinians are food insecure, and lack the resources to put substantial meals on the table.

The suffering continues for the people of Palestine as hunger, poverty, conflict and a global pandemic continue to add significant strain on an already ailing economy.

The population continues to face significant humanitarian and protection challenges that include a continuing need to support more than two million Palestinians experiencing a constant threat to survival in the form of conflict, violence, displacement, and a denial of access to employment livelihoods and education.

More than 50% of the population is unemployed and nearly 2.1 million people, the entire population of Gaza, are at risk of contracting waterborne diseases such as diarrhea and dehydration due to a water crisis created by the ongoing blockade.

As the West Bank is almost fully dependent on some form of humanitarian aid for survival, experts say that the coronavirus pandemic has only compounded the dire economic problems in Gaza, with more than 2 million Palestinians under blockade since 2007, leaving eighty percent of Gazans also dependant on some form of humanitarian aid.

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$100 – Could provide urgent food to a hungry Palestinian family.

$250 – Could fund a delivery of clean drinking water in the form of a water tanker.

$500 – Could support the delivery of urgent medical supplies in areas with limited resources.

THE PEOPLE OF PALESTINE NEED US NOW MORE THAN EVER

Penny Appeal Australia is working fast to reach as many Palestinians in need through the distribution of urgent food packs, hygiene kits and medical supplies.

We can't do it alone.

Help us support those who are most vulnerable including women, children and the elderly.

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MORE ON THE SITUATION

Humanitarian needs continue to be driven by the conflict and recurring violent clashes leave many Palestinians struggling to live a life with dignity.

The mobility restrictions imposed since the outbreak of COVID-19 amplify the impact of a declining unemployment rate, and increase the number of children unable to access an education or attend school.

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HOW YOU CAN HELP

Penny Appeal Australia is rapidly responding in the West Bank and Gaza. Thanks to the generosity of donors, we've distributed thousands olive trees, helped provide mobility support to disabled Palestinian's, established income generation projects and delivered urgent humanitarian aid assistance including immediate relief in the form of food, water, medicine and COVID-19 hygiene and testing kits.

Our team urgently needs your support to help continue our life-saving work within these regions. Every single penny counts.

Use your Zakat and Sadaqah to save lives this Ramadan.

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