The Government will match the next £2 million of public donations to help the victims of a humanitarian crisis in Gaza, International Development Secretary Justine Greening has announced.
The UK Aid Match follows a fresh appeal by the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) for immediate life-saving support for people in the region following a month of bitter fighting between Hamas and Israel.
Four weeks of violence have left people in Gaza in desperate need of food, shelter and medical supplies. The British people have shown immense generosity in situations like this and the UK Government will help that generosity go twice as far.
For people wanting to help civilians in Gaza caught up in this crisis, giving now means every pound they donate will buy twice as many food parcels, provide twice as many blankets and help twice as many people to get through this crisis.
Fulfillment of the new £2 million pledge will take the Government’s total support for the people of Gaza since the start of the crisis to £17 million.
There have been two days of quiet in Gaza. No rockets or missiles, no more destroyed houses, no more ambulance sirens screaming.
A three-year-old girl has been rescued from Gaza and brought to London for life-saving heart surgery.
A small team of NHS doctors and surgeons is travel to Gaza to set up facilities and establish how best to use specialists and equipment.