There are numerous Australian aid agencies delivering humanitarian aid to Palestinian communities in the Middle East. Below, CJPP recommends a selection of reputable agencies that you may choose to support.
Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA is the overseas humanitarian aid agency of the Australian trade union movement. Through local Palestinian partners in the Gaza Strip, Union Aid Abroad’s Gaza Appeal assists with emergency food parcels for the most vulnerable households; families are also provided seeds, chickens, rabbits, and supplies so they can produce fresh protein and fresh vegetables at home. Funds have also been sent to El Wafa Rehabilitation Hospital in Gaza, which works with people with serious injuries and disabilities.
Level 3,377-383 Sussex St, Sydney NSW 2000
Tel. 1800 888 674 www.apheda.org.au
Muslim Aid has been working to assist the Palestinians during the blockade by distributing vital supplies which includes food parcels, nutritional meals for school children, school kits, blankets and gas lights. Muslim Aid Australia, with Muslim Aid UK, and in partnership with local Gaza agencies (including UNWRA) are continuously assessing the needs and working to secure much needed supplies of food and medicines.
PO Box 404, Lakemba NSW 2195
Tel. 02 9740 4088 www.muslimaid.org.au
act for peace, the international aid agency of the National Council of Churches in Australia (NCCA), has supported partners in Gaza carrying out emergency relief and health care services for 21 years. act for peace partner, the Middle East Council of Churches’ Department of Service to Palestinian Refugees (DSPR), has transformed its primary health clinics into emergency clinics to relieve the overstretched hospitals. These medical centres are providing vital treatment for those immediately affected by Israel’s attacks and support Gaza’s crippled medical services and infrastructure.
Locked bag 199, Sydney NSW 1230
Tel. 1800 025 101 www.ncca.org.au
AngliCORD is the international aid agency of the Anglican Church in Australia. AngliCORD has worked with the Al Ahli Arab Hospital in Gaza for the past 20 years. The hospital is always short of vital medical supplies and personnel because of the crippling border closures. The Hospital was bombarded during the Israeli “Cast Lead” invasion. The director of the hospital, Suhaila Tarazi, described the invasion as “a real massacre” and “catastrophic”. Donations will go directly to the hospital, helping to provide urgently needed medical supplies and operations.
PO Box 139, East Melbourne VIC 8002
Tel. 1800 249 880 www.anglicord.org.au