We need to raise €100,000 to protect women and children in Gaza.
In 2014, entire neighbourhoods in Gaza were destroyed in the third military operation in six years. Almost 2,000 people died in the conflict, including hundreds of children.
100,000 people were left homeless and water and electricity networks remain extensively damaged. Combined with the blockade of Gaza, in place since 2007, there is a widespread humanitarian crisis.
80% of the population of Gaza are dependent on aid. Close to half of all those living in Gaza are children.
As with other conflict situations, it is often women who bear the brunt of the suffering, trying to deal with the impacts on their families while at the same time experiencing deep inner trauma.
This project will support the most vulnerable women and children.
This project is part of our new Romero Fund, which aims to raise €2.1 million to tackle urgent human rights abuses and humanitarian needs in four countries.
Archbishop Oscar Romero became the voice of oppressed people through his powerful work for justice during El Salvador’s civil war. Our work in Central America, and throughout the world, continues to be inspired by his conviction, compassion and solidarity.