What is happening in Gaza?
Up to 1.9 million people are displaced
That’s 85% of the population with no choice but to shelter in community buildings like schools, makeshift shelters, or out in the open. There is severe overcrowding and disease is spreading. People don’t have what they need to protect themselves or their families from the harsh winter weather.
We are providing emergency items like tarpaulins and rope, to help people make damaged buildings and other shelters watertight. Blankets, mattresses, pillows and floormats will help people to stay warm. We’re providing washing sets, water carriers, kitchen sets, and items like diapers, toothbrushes, and sanitary items. Vital items for people with no belongings and unable to return home.
Access to water, food and medicine is very difficult. It’s made worse by fuel shortages. Without electricity, people cannot use lights in the dark evenings, keep warm, or cook food.
Together with our partner MAP we’ll be sourcing items in Egypt and Türkiye. The situation is complex, but our aid will reach people via the Rafah border crossing between Egypt and Gaza.
With your support, we can provide emergency shelter and essential items to the people who have nowhere to live in Gaza, and around the world.
ShelterBox continues to call for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire and protection of all civilians. As a humanitarian organization, ShelterBox must remain neutral and apolitical. We go wherever the humanitarian need of civilians is the highest, and right now that is in Gaza.
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YOUR DONATION TODAY WILL HELP PEOPLE MADE HOMELESS BY CONFLICT OR A DISASTER – WHEREVER THE NEED IS GREATEST.
When giving to ShelterBox you are contributing to a general donation fund.
Your support today will contribute to our Gaza response as part of our General Fund. We believe that the best way for us to be impactful is by staying flexible, and it is essential that we have funds available to support those affected by disasters around the world.
Getting aid into Gaza is certainly challenging. It is slow and unpredictable, with border crossings often closed at short notice. The situation is complex, but our aid is at the border now and should be across shortly via the Rafah border crossing between Egypt and Gaza.
The Egyptian Red Crescent (ERC) is coordinating the pipeline of aid into Gaza and has published strict guidelines on items that will be accepted. This includes regulations on the size of pallets of aid and how they are stacked. All aid items entering Gaza are scanned by the Israeli authorities to ensure they contain no restricted items.
We are following the guidelines and regulations. At ShelterBox, with our local partners MAP, we have developed an aid package that is strictly compliant and runs little to no risk of being rejected. We are partnering with MAP that is experienced coordinating with the ERC in Egypt and has successfully imported goods into Egypt and onto Gaza through the ERC pipeline already.
The aid that is at the border now will be delivered to those in most need over the coming weeks – we will get it out as quickly as we can do so safely.