Amidst the rubble and relentless bombings, the health sector in Gaza is on the verge of collapse, echoing the cries of the beleaguered yet resilient populace. The World Health Organization has emphatically stated that the health system in Gaza is now at a breaking point, with a dire need for medical supplies, food, clean water, and fuel.
As the skies rain down with fury, the hospitals and clinics race the time and depleted resources to save lives. This article aims to elucidate the harrowing reality in Gaza, urging the global community to extend a hand of support to preserve life and hope in the embattled region.
Deteriorating of Health Sector in Gaza
The constant air raids have not only claimed innocent lives but have also left the healthcare system in shambles. With bombings unabated, the blockade of resources and medical supplies is strangling the already fragile health infrastructure.
The hospitals are overwhelmed, with the number of critically injured patients far outstripping the available hospital beds. Even the brave medics and healthcare workers are not spared, as attacks on hospitals and ambulances have led to fatalities among this noble cohort.
Humanitarian organizations’ testimonies to the reality in Gaza
The Middle East Children’s Alliance (MECA): MECA described the terrifying sounds of air strikes that hit buildings in Gaza, citing the deaths of hundreds and thousands of injuries, while appealing to hospitals for blood donations due to the crisis.
UNRWA, United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East: As of October 10, 2023, nearly 175,500 displaced people were sheltering in 88 UNRWA schools throughout Gaza due to the ongoing conflict. On 12 October 2023, UNRWA warned that food and water were running out and that electricity supplies had reached a critical level as the humanitarian situation deteriorated.
Help the health sector in Gaza
The situation in Gaza is beyond catastrophic, with children, women, and the elderly bearing the brunt of the ongoing conflict. The dire circumstances call for urgent and substantial support from the global community to prevent a humanitarian catastrophe. Various organizations are on the ground, providing much-needed aid.
We at Hayat Yolu, through our office in Gaza, work with all our energy to contribute to the provision of urgent medical and pharmaceutical supplies. Your support in Yolo’s life will make a big difference in alleviating the suffering in Gaza. Your donation helps provide essential medical supplies, support the treatment of the injured, and save lives. Every contribution, however small, brings us one step closer to a world where Gaza’s skies are filled with hope, not smoke.
Health sector in Gaza is a symbol of the wider humanitarian crisis, the world cannot be a silent spectator. Lives are hanging over medical assistance. It is a call for our humanity to heal Gaza’s wounds, strengthen the health sector and solidarity with its people at a time when our support is most needed.
Your contribution and donation can be a lamp of hope amid immersive darkness, a testament to the spirit of humanity that does not give up in the face of adversity.