Gaza Humanitarian AssistanceThe Situation:
It has been a frightening time in the Middle East. More than 1,800 people have been killed and nearly 10,000 injured – with most of the victims reported to be civilians and children.
Our brothers and sisters in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land have asked for our help. One way Lutheran Disaster Response responding is through Augusta Victoria Hospital in Jerusalem, a place that provides medical services regardless of race, gender, religious or political affiliation.
Working with The Lutheran World Federation, we have committed an initial $100,000 to Augusta Victoria Hospital for assistance in this humanitarian response. Medical professionals from Augusta Victoria Hospital are deployed in Gaza and are providing specialized care, medications and supplies to triage and treat patients. Patients with cancer and chronic illness are being moved from Gaza to Augusta Victoria to avoid deterioration of their health during the war and to relieve beds in Gaza for injured patients. In addition to care, their medical professionals are providing psychosocial support to patients who have been evacuated from Gaza.
Your gifts, designated for Gaza Humanitarian Assistance, will be used – 100 percent – in response to this crisis. We continue to monitor the situation closely and walk with our brothers and sisters affected by the crisis.
What Can You Do?
Pray for peace and those affected by violence that they may be granted healing.
Your gifts designated for Gaza Humanitarian Assistance will be used in full (100 percent) to assist those directly impacted by this crisis. Gifts from people like you allow us to continue our response.
To learn more about the situation and the ELCA’s response: