People gather with jerrycans and other containers to collect water from a tanker cistern.

Concern Worldwide utilizes Emergency Fund to deliver life-saving aid in Gaza

Concern Worldwide announced today it has allocated $250,000 from its Emergency Fund to deliver life-saving aid to those in Gaza facing unprecedented food shortages and famine-like conditions. 

The entire population of Gaza, approximately 2.23 million people, are facing acute food insecurity and critical water shortages, with 85% of the population displaced. Approximately half of the population is estimated to be facing catastrophic food shortages with more than 50,000 children under-five acutely malnourished.  

The funds released from Concern’s Emergency Fund will be used to support partner organization, CESVI, which has a long-established presence in Gaza. Both Concern and CESVI are members of the European network of non-governmental organizations, Alliance2015.  

The partnership will deliver life-saving aid to meet the immediate needs of the most affected populations, providing nutrition, non-food items (NFIs) and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) programming to deliver:

  • An additional 7 tons of therapeutic food, which is enough to treat 800-900 children, on top of the 19 tons already distributed across 7 clinics.
  • The trucking of 50,000 liters of water daily and the procurement of 210 water containers to deliver to operational schools and community facilities, supporting 1,200 households.
  • NFIs and hygiene kits, as well as conducting hygiene promotion activities and awareness campaigns.

With 1.9 million people – a whopping 85% of the population of Gaza – forced to flee their homes, the water, sanitation and hygiene support being delivered through Concern’s Emergency Fund is urgently needed.

Concern’s Emergency Fund is an always-on approach to collect and deploy funds and deliver critical life-saving aid to families from the frontlines of conflict in Gaza, Ukraine, and Sudan to the devastation of natural disasters following the Pakistan Floods and the Türkiye-Syria earthquake.

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