Gaza's extreme emergency-Israeli pilots are targeting apartment buildings in every city in Gaza. Forewarned of bombing, families are crowding into UN schools, locked-shut due to COVID-19, without staff, no vaccines, no PPE's, no way to socially distance. These are super-spreader events. When Israel stops bombing, families forced into crowding, exposed to COVID will get sick in 14 days - with many dying soon after. Our Palestinian NGO partners need help to safely provide food, hygiene, & bedding.
(1) Homes across Gaza are being bombed, forcing families into superspreader shelters without vaccines or PPE's; (2) electricity and clear water are decimated; (3) Borders are closed - no medicine, aid, food or supplies allow in; (4) Two mil. people, half of whom are children, are living in 140 sq.miles under a blockade. Gaza's economy was in shambles before the bombing began; (5) There is no insurance. This is beyond the economic collapse that the UN warned about. Families need a way to hold on.
Our team delivers during times like these but COVID threat makes this a lot harder. In 2014, during the 51 days of bombing (1000 bombs/day). Rebuilding Alliance & our NGO partners pioneered an agile response methodology when we delivered tens of thousands of hygiene kits to families in UNRWA schools. Now we are identifying communities in great need, recruiting volunteers, buying on credit, and delivering by foot because cars are being targeted. We make do with what we got - we need your help!
We only have a short time now before COVID super-spreads. If your support empowers you to press elected officials to stop the bombing, if your advocacy results in sending vaccines to the people of Gaza, and we finally lift the blockade, the families will have a chance at real recovery. Start by feeding a child and helping them and their parents sleep.
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