Emergency aid

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The need in the Middle East is growing

The humanitarian emergency in the Middle East is getting worse by the day. In the Gaza Strip, over 2 million people are currently helplessly exposed to the fighting, including many children.

Help is supporting emergency aid measures for families in Gaza: together with a local organization, we are providing people with food. We are urgently asking for donations:

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Humanitarian situation worsens

Since the escalation of the Middle East conflict at the beginning of October, humanitarian needs in the region have been increasing rapidly. In the Gaza Strip in particular, the need is omnipresent. Several thousand people have lost their lives there since October 7, numerous families have lost their homes and are seeking shelter in the ruins of their houses.

There is a lack of drinking water, food, medical care, electricity, shelter and, above all, safety. Many do not know whether they will live to see the next day.

Help supports emergency aid in Gaza

Help is not abandoning the people in Gaza: together with a partner organization, we are providing affected families with food parcels. Our partner carries out daily aid transports across the Egyptian border to Gaza.

The parcels contain food that can be prepared quickly and easily and feed a family of five for a day.

Food parcels for families in Gaza

15 will finance an aid package containing the following food:

  • 4.5 liters of water
  • 2 liters of milk
  • One pack of dates
  • 3 cans of beef
  • 2 packs of molasses
  • 4 cans of beans
  • 5 packs of feta cheese

Humanitarian catastrophe in the Middle East

The Middle East conflict is having an impact on the entire region: fear is also growing in neighboring countries such as Syria, Lebanon and the West Bank. Violence has increased in the border regions since the conflict escalated.

In Lebanon, tens of thousands have already left their homes and are seeking refuge in the north of the country. Our teams in Lebanon and Syria are monitoring the situation and examining possible aid measures.

Help condemns violence in the Middle East

Six months after the escalation of the Middle East conflict, there is no solution in sight. Instead, the drastic humanitarian consequences of the conflict threaten to spread to the entire region.

Help – Hilfe zur Selbsthilfe condemns all violence against the civilian population in Israel and Gaza and calls on all parties to the conflict to cease hostilities and allow safe and comprehensive access for humanitarian aid organizations. "We view the humanitarian situation in the Middle East with great concern. All hostages must be released and their lives protected. The safety of the civilian population on both sides and the work of humanitarian aid workers must be guaranteed," warns Dr. Thorsten Klose-Zuber, Secretary General of Help.

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Donate for Gaza!

With 75 euros you can provide a family with food for five days.

IBAN: DE47 3708 0040 0240 0030 00
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Frequently asked questions

Help does not have its own office or staff on the ground in Gaza. We work with a non-profit partner organisation in Egypt that is registered with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).

As a result of the increasing humanitarian need in Gaza since October 2023, Help decided to start humanitarian operations and then set out in search of suitable partners on the ground.

Our local partner in Egypt transports aid supplies to Gaza via land. The Egyptian border crossing at Rafah is used for entrance into Gaza. 

Two border crossings to Gaza are currently open (source: UN OCHA, 16.01.24): the Rafah border crossing on the Egyptian border and Kerem Shalom on the Israeli border.

Our Egyptian partner hands over the parcels to the Red Crescent across the border. The Red Crescent in turn hands over the parcels to the UN, which coordinates the distribution on the ground. Both organizations have a long history on the ground and work according to current humanitarian standards.

Currently, 2.2 million people in Gaza – 95.6% of the population – are at immediate risk of famine. 1.3 million people are in the top two levels of food insecurity due to extreme food shortages, hunger and exhaustion of coping strategies, making them acutely food insecure.

However, among all these people, there are those who are prioritised for distributions according to humanitarian standards. These include older people, people with chronic illnesses or disabilities, pregnant women and children.

Our local partner usually operates in Egypt where it sources its goods and in-kind contributions. In the light of this crisis, they increased their activities and receive the goods from the same sources as before.