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Emergency in Gaza

More than 50 people were killed today in Gaza protesting against the Israeli blockade that has sealed them in for years, depriving them of basic needs like water and access to medical care.

This is the latest in weeks of violent retaliation by the Israeli military against demonstrators in Gaza, adding to the growing number of killed and injured.

MADRE is mobilizing to provide immediate care, like emergency medical kits for on-the-ground first responders. Through our local partners, we’re helping to make sure that wounded people receive aid, like treatment for tear-gas inhalation, on-the-spot care for injuries, and stabilization so that they can be transported to a clinic. And we’re providing for ongoing support, like antibiotics to avert infection.

Trump has slashed US aid to Palestinian refugees by more than half, pushing desperate people closer to the brink of survival. This latest violence makes an already dire situation even more deadly — and our partners need us now.

Please help meet this urgent need by making a gift to support this vital work today. With your help, we will provide for emergency care and long-term healing.

Thousands of people in Gaza have been demonstrating, week after week, because they want to be free of this stifling blockade. Like any of us, they want to live without fear and for their children to be safe from violence and trauma.

We stand committed with our partners in Palestine and Israel, who struggle for a shared dream of peace, rights and justice, even through this latest crisis. And we are determined to mobilize urgently to protect lives amidst the current violence. Thank you for standing with us.

With hope,

Yifat Susskind

Executive Director

P.S. We are able to respond immediately with aid for our partners, thanks to the dedication of members like you. Please give today to support our work for urgent aid and long-term healing.

May 14, 2018