As you are aware humanitarian situation in Gaza is desperate. Over 1.5 million people have no access to food, medical supplies, heating, blankets and basic necessary items while bombings continue.
A container with emergency supplies will be shipped from Ireland next week.
If you would like to contribute with any of the items below your help will be much appreciated.
Please bring the supplies to Ballincolig, Station Road this Saturday 17th Jan (12pm till 2pm) where supplies are collected.
List of suggested items
- Blankets, sleeping bags, inflatable mattresses, etc.
- Non-perishable foods.
- Baby clothes in good condition, baby blankets, towels, light buggies, etc.
- Medicines in good condition, first aid kids any other items related.
- Heating or cooking stoves or any other item for basic cooking and heating.
If you would like to learn more on the situation please visit amnesty.ie.
"Over 1.5 million Palestinians are now living in a humanitarian disaster zone. Even before Israel's offensive began, almost two weeks ago, supplies of food, water, power and medicine were completely inadequate. Heavy bombing and indiscriminate shelling have pushed what was already a desperate situation over the edge.
"The announcement by Israel of a three hour suspension of attacks every day to allow Gazans to get supplies falls well short of what is necessary and ignores the dire shortages of basic essentials in Gaza.
"Indiscriminate attacks by Hamas on Israeli civilians are illegal. Amnesty International has repeatedly condemned any and all such incidents. We will continue to do so and reiterate our demand that Hamas cease all such attacks immediately.
"But Israel's policy of collective punishment is a clear and explicit violation of international law. The refusal to allow humanitarian aid or observers into Gaza is a simple violation of basic notions of humanity.