EMERGENCY MESSAGE ON GAZA CRISIS
COVID-19 has entered the Gaza Strip, endangering thousands of Palestinians. Gaza is densely populated, making physical distancing difficult. Decades of Israeli siege have devastated the infrastructure and crippled the medical system.
It is urgent that medical supplies and other forms of relief be delivered to the residents of Gaza.
Call your Representative and your Senators and ask them to demand that the Trump Administration release funds that Congress allocated to Gaza via the United Nations Relief and Works Agency. Your members of Congress can be reached through the Congressional Switchboard (1-202-224-3121) or at their district/regional offices. If all else fails, send an email.
SUPPORT RELIEF EFFORTS:
If you are able to donate, please give to UNRWA via the USA Committee for UNRWA, Middle East Children’s Alliance, Rebuilding Alliance or United Palestinian Appeal.
Some useful articles:
The Gaza Strip Has Been Under Siege for Years. Covid-19 Could Be Catastrophic.
On the Brink of Its Own Coronavirus Crisis, Gaza Appeals to Israel and the World for Help
Israel’s caging of Gaza is a recipe for coronavirus disaster
Israeli-made nightmare scenario: COVID-19 in Gaza
Warren, Van Hollen lead Senators in demanding Trump admin send aid to Palestine amid COVID-19 crisis