Here’s how you can help victims impacted by the Israel-Hamas conflict.
Hamas, the Palestinian group that controls the Gaza Strip, launched a surprise attack against Israel on Oct. 7, prompting intense Israeli retaliation.
Since the onset of the Israel-Hamas War, and as of October 16, a reported 1,300 Israeli citizens have been killed and 3,200 more injured. 2,750 people have been killed in Gaza, over 700 of which are children, and 7,500 wounded. These numbers have been increasing rapidly as the bombardment continues. An estimated 1 million people have been displaced since the siege — many of whom have no safe quarters to flee to even beyond evacuation zones due.
Due to the blockage imposed on the region, critical aid and assistance is unable to cross into the Palestinian enclave. Food and water supplies are being exhausted. Overwhelmed hospitals are on the verge of losing electricity and fuel. And families, many separated, are trying to survive without shelter. There are no safe zones — relief groups and organization officials warn the region is on the verge of a calamitous humanitarian disaster.