Israeli-Palestinian conflict: Flemish Red Cross donates 100,000 euros for aid in Israel and Occupied Territories
The Flemish Red Cross is donating 100,000 euros from its emergency fund for humanitarian aid following the violence in Israel and the Occupied Territories. The money will help the most vulnerable, including support for local hospitals.
Red Cross Flanders says the situation in Israel and the Occupied Territories is worrying, with more than 1,200 dead and thousands injured. "Essential infrastructure such as water and energy supplies are under pressure," a spokesperson said. Food and medicine are in short supply. In addition, many roads are damaged or inaccessible, making it difficult for ambulances to get through. That is why the Flanders Red Cross is immediately releasing 100,000 euros from its emergency relief fund."
Most urgent needs
The money will be channelled through the International Red Cross, which is on the ground in all regions. They are now focusing on the most urgent needs of the most vulnerable victims. "First and foremost, this is medical assistance. For example, providing beds and stretchers and general support for the hospitals," says Sofie De Jaeger, the NGO's international cooperation manager.
"Moreover, the need for this humanitarian aid will only increase in the coming days, weeks and months. There are many signs that the conflict is set to escalate even further."
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