On October 7, 2023, a heavy assault on southern Israel was initiated by Hamas militants. Over the course of four days, this attack resulted in the tragic loss of over 1,200 Israeli lives and the taking of approximately 200 hostages. In reaction to this attack, Israel formally declared a state of war and mobilized around 360,000 army reserves. Israel then began numerous air and ground strikes on cities within the blockaded Gaza Strip, resulting in the loss of over 14,000 Palestinian lives and the levelling of many civilian structures. The number of internally displaced people is estimated to be about 1.7 million, about 80% of Gaza’s population. Strikes in Gaza are ongoing and vital infrastructure which supports hospitals, power grids, and water supplies have been cut off. Border crossings are closed, preventing the entry of urgently needed humanitarian aid, and preventing civilians from feeling the conflict.
This has resulted in a humanitarian catastrophe.
GlobalMedic has extensive experience working in the region and is responding. We are working feverishly to provide the Right Aid to the Right People at the Right Time to all civilians affected by this conflict.
We will be providing humanitarian aid in the form of Family Emergency Kits, ready-to-eat food provisions, food hampers and medical supplies to civilians affected by the conflict. We will have three pillars of programming:
- Our primary focus is to provide Family Emergency Kits to civilians. Each kit contains a point of use water purification unit, hygiene supplies and a solar light. The water unit does not need electricity and uses gravity to ensure families have access to clean drinking water for up to a year.
- Second, we will provide trauma dressings, wound care supplies, burn care dressings, essential medicines, and other consumable medical supplies to civilian first responders and hospitals to provide care for wounded civilians.
- Third, we will also focus on providing food aid. In the initial stages the focus will be on ready to eat food and then switch to food hampers when the affected population has a sustained capacity to cook for themselves.
Our goal is to provide lifesaving and life sustaining humanitarian assistance to families in need.