Crisis in Gaza

Gaza Crisis

The Israeli airstrikes destroyed Al Zahra City. Residential towers in the Gaza Strip were turned into rubble during an Israeli airstrike, with at least twenty-five residential towers being targeted.

The conflict in Gaza continues to take a devastating toll on civilians.

No-one and nowhere is safe.

People who survive the relentless airstrikes are living in overcrowded shelters, in tents, on the streets. With little food or clean water. If bombs don't kill them, disease or starvation are round the corner. This is an appalling humanitarian catastrophe.

Please donate what you can to the Gaza appeal today.

Your donation will help provide emergency food, clean water and hygiene kits. And begin work repairing water and wastewater networks. 

The horrific attacks of 7 Oct 23 in Gaza and across the Occupied Palestinian Territory and Israel have killed over 25 thousand people, the majority of whom were women and children, just in the first three months. Even prior to this new cycle of bombardment, over 80% of Palestinians in Gaza needed humanitarian aid. Despite the recent ceasefire, the scale of suffering is immense. 

People are struggling to secure cash to support their basic needs, or to buy food, water, and medicines. Thousands have lost their homes and are now forced into temporary shelters. Of immediate concern is the shutdown of Gaza’s sole power plant due to lack of fuel. Hundreds of military airstrikes by Israel have destroyed essential water and sanitation infrastructure, as well as public services. This raises fears that Gaza will run out of electricity and drinkable water.

Oxfam’s response

The continuing bombardment has made a full-scale humanitarian response impossible. Only a small amount of aid is being allowed in by the Israeli authorities. More than 2 million people are still in desperate need of aid.

So far, despite huge obstacles, we have been responding with our partners. These include the Palestinian Medical Relief Society (PMRS), Juzoor, CFTA, and Palestinian Environmental Friends (PEF). They have provided:

  • Cash assistance for more than 1,200 families
  • 400 hygiene kits and 1,000 food kits
  • Aid vouchers for 100 families
  • Vegetable baskets for 3,000 displaced families
  • 4,750 food and fresh produce parcels
  • 600 urgent family health packages

First aid kits and services to support around 20,000 people in refugee camps

Oxfam has worked in the Occupied Palestinian Territory and Israel since the 1950s to help build and protect rights to water, sanitation and hygiene, cash assistance and more.