How to support the organisations and charities providing aid amid the humanitarian crisis in Gaza.

While the devastation in Gaza continues, and ceasefire and hostage talks resume between Hamas and Israel, aid organisations in the region say the humanitarian crisis in Gaza isn't getting the focus it needs. 

This week at Parliament House in Canberra, Sanjay Adusumilli — who works as a surgeon in Western Sydney — described images he saw during a recent trip to Gaza of injured children coming in for medical treatment for bullet and shrapnel wounds.

He said this highlighted the need for more aid and better protection of civilians. 

There are 155,000 pregnant women and new mums in Gaza. The last maternity hospital has stopped taking patients.

Following Hamas' attack on Israel on October 7, 1200 people were killed and more than 200 hostages were taken according to the Israel Defense Forces. 

Israel's counter-offensive has killed more than 36,000 Palestinians and injured more than 80,000, Gaza's health ministry says.

Amid the horror, there are countless aid organisations, charities and volunteers that are doing incredible work. Here are a few to consider donating to if you have the means. 

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UNICEF Australia.

From emergency relief to long-term development solutions and advocacy, UNICEF Australia provides children and young people with the foundations they need to thrive.


According to UNICEF, over 1.7 million people have become internally displaced in Palestine, around half of them being children.

UNICEF says $90 provides 18,000 water purification tablets, each able to create up to five litres of clean drinking water. $160 helps provide 304 sachets of lifesaving therapeutic food. $311 helps deliver a school-in-a-box with enough education supplies to keep 40 students learning. So every dollar counts. 

You can donate here.

Plan International.

Plan International is another organisation all about making the world a better place for children and girls. 

When it comes to responding to world conflicts specifically, they aim to build communities' resilience and support children's right to dignity and protection. As Plan International notes, the horror and trauma children are facing in Gaza right now is indescribable and unconscionable.

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As a humanitarian organisation, they deliver life-saving supplies at the Rafah crossing to children.

You can donate here.

The World Central Kitchen.

In 2010, Chef José Andrés went to help in aid efforts amid Haiti's earthquake. There he used his culinary knowledge and talent to cook to help feed displaced families in camps, and he was guided about how the locals liked to eat. With this newfound understanding of local dishes, he could then provide for them in the most caring way possible. He used that ethos and founded World Central Kitchen (WCF) with his wife. 

WCF is first to the frontlines, providing fresh meals in response to humanitarian, climate, and community crises.


To date, WCF has served more than 46 million meals in Gaza since responding to the conflict in the region post October 7. Sadly in April, they lost seven team members, including Australian humanitarian Zomi Frankcom, after they were hit by an Israeli military airstrike. 

"We are restarting our operation with the same energy, dignity, and focus on feeding people as these seven heroes brought to their work every single day," said Andrés.

"We remain focused on our mission as a nonprofit, humanitarian organisation that works shoulder to shoulder with the communities we serve to achieve the greatest impact. In Gaza, we are employing hundreds of Palestinians and have thousands more volunteering to make this work possible."

You can donate here.

Doctors Without Borders.

Medical experts working with Doctors Without Borders say they have witnessed a pattern of attacks on healthcare and civilians first-hand. 

For doctors on the ground, they are helping civilians with a variety of health concerns, ranging from infectious diseases such as diarrhoea, acute respiratory infections, skin infections, and hepatitis, along with injuries from shrapnel, bullets and additional weapons used in warfare. 

While most of their Palestinian colleagues have moved to the south of the Strip, a handful of their doctors and nurses have chosen to remain in northern Gaza. In the West Bank, Doctors Without Borders are maintaining activities focused on emergency care, and mental health care. They are also working on the distribution of relief items, hygiene kits and food parcels to displaced Gazans, and West Bank residents affected by violence and forcible displacement.

You can donate here.

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