Our hearts ache as we watch the terror and violence unfolding in the Middle East. With our Baptist family across the world, we mourn the catastrophic loss of life and look to our God of peace who is always at work through his people.
This latest conflict, beginning with the unprecedented terrorist attack on innocent civilians by militant extremists, Hamas, has taken the lives of around 1,400 Israelis. Heavy bombardment of Gaza by Israeli forces in response, has already led to the deaths of just under 9,000 citizens in the Gaza Strip. Fuel for generators powering medical facilities is running low, and a recent explosion at a Christian hospital in Gaza City is reported to have killed hundreds of people.
Sadly, we anticipate these numbers to rise. Tens of thousands have been left injured, while over 1.4 million people are displaced and in desperate need of safety and urgent humanitarian support. Half of Gaza’s population are children. Vulnerable families are rationing their dwindling food and water supplies while electricity and sanitation services have collapsed.
Your donation will enable our Christian Partners to provide urgent assistance to civilians affected by this conflict as soon as humanitarian corridors are open.
Medical infrastructure has been irreparably damaged in Gaza, and healthcare workers are struggling to provide necessary lifesaving healthcare due to shortage of supplies and medicine.
In partnership with a highly trusted, Christian Partner who has spent decades serving in this region, we are responding where the need is greatest. This often includes pregnant women, children, and people with disabilities within Gaza, and the West Bank. We’re also supporting the work of our Christian Partners in the wider region caring for displaced people in search of safety.
YOUR GIFT WILL:
- Help deliver m0uch-needed medicines, medical supplies and equipment to local clinics, hospitals, and to healthcare workers providing essential services in Gaza and the West Bank
- Help establish and maintain mobile health clinics our Partners have already setup to address the non-functioning hospitals and medical centres
- Help our Partners in Lebanon provide emergency food packages, mattresses, blankets, feminine products and diapers to displaced families in need
- Assist our Partners as they prepare shipments of medical aid while exploring safe options for delivery and distribution to where the need is greatest.
Pictured: Collapsed buildings in the Middle East conflict. Photo credit: Ibrahim Zaanoun.