War in Israel/Palestine

Last week, the parties to the conflict in Israel/Palestine finally agreed to a much-needed truce and the release of at least some hostages. However, after weeks of bombardment and the recent resumption of hostilities, the supply of drinking water, electricity, fuel, food and other basic necessities  remains extremely precarious.    



Humanitarian response 

HEKS/EPER has a country office in Jerusalem and has been working in the Gaza Strip since 2006, which is why it was able to launch its first emergency aid measures quickly after the outbreak of hostilities.

In the Southern Gaza Strip, HEKS/EPER is working with long-standing partner organiszations to support the civilian population. Our partner organiszation CIVITAS is providing the people in the emergency shelters with water tanks and traditional clay ovens, which they can use to bake bread even without electricity. Safe spaces for children have been set up in various emergency shelters, where psychosocial support and recreational activities are offered. In addition, 1200 households are receiving cash to provide them with urgently needed goods that are still available locally in Gaza. 

HEKS/EPER is also supporting its partner organisation Sawa, which operates a free telephone hotline from the West Bank. This number provides people with psychosocial and medical counselling and, if necessary, refers them to available aid services in the Gaza Strip.


In the West Bank and in Israel, HEKS/EPER, together with its partner organisations "MA'AN", "Sidreh", "Palvision" and "Rabbis for Human Rights", supports communities that have been particularly affected by the recent escalation of violence. For example, Bedouin communities are being supplied with water and food for their herds and protected from violence by protective presence. Medical supplies are also being provided and psychosocial support offered to children and women.

HEKS and its partners are continuously developing the projects with and further projects are being planned. The civilian population continues to require support. Thanks to our long-standing presence and our reliable partner organisations on the ground, we can use your donation quickly, effectively and in a targeted manner. Thank you very much for your support!

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