Last Update: November 11th, 2023
We’re overwhelmed with all the messages of solidarity and support we’ve been receiving from friends all over the world. Several of you reached out to ask how you can support Palestine during this time, so we’ve compiled a list of organizations and campaigns you can donate to.
NOTE: Since there is currently no means of sending financial aid or humanitarian support to Gaza, organizations are making use of their existing resources and relying on whatever supplies are at their disposal. The urgent call today is to FIRST raise your voice against the ongoing genocide in Gaza and SECONDLY, contribute funds so that once this crisis ends, these organizations can execute the necessary interventions fast. Your donation today will make an impact as soon as this devastating situation comes to an end.
For now, please continue to share what’s happening in Gaza, in ‘48, and in Palestine as a whole. The last couple of months have only proved that our voices can transpire change, and that among all the disheartening news we’ve been experiencing and sharing, there is hope for the freedom of our land and people.
We have recently published another blog on why it’s time to shift the focus to directly empowering local organizations that are at the forefront of responding to the ongoing crisis in Gaza. Read “Local Palestinian Organizations Responding to the Humanitarian Crisis in Gaza“
Here is a list of urgent relief campaigns and organizations you can donate to support Gaza:
Hakini is a Palestinian social enterprise that provides mental health services in Palestine and around the world and is a BuildPalestine fellow whom we have been working with for three years. The team at Hakini is working to set up an emergency hotline to provide psychological first aid for the people of Gaza. In partnership with BuildPalestine, Hakini is running a crowdfunding campaign to set up the hotline as soon as possible. Learn more about their plans and donate from here.
Atfaluna Society for Deaf Children
ASDC remains dedicated to delivering critical services to the most vulnerable, including children and individuals with disabilities, as well as those without. Recognized as one of the most reliable organizations in Gaza, their unwavering commitment stands strong.
To discover more about their Gaza appeal, please visit their post on Facebook here.. If you wish to contribute, donate here.
The Middle East Children’s Alliance (MECA)
MECA works to protect the rights and improve the lives of children in the Middle East through aid, empowerment, and education. The MECA team is currently distributing food parcels in all areas of Gaza, and visiting the schools with displaced families to see what is needed while also supporting medical aid to their NGO partners.
Donate to their Palestine Emergency campaign here.
Sunbula, a charitable organization based in Jerusalem, collaborating with manufacturing partners in Gaza, has initiated an urgent campaign to provide support to its two partners, Atfaluna and Sulafa. You can contribute to their Global Giving campaign by clicking here. here.
Arab Foundation Forum
AFF has established a collective fund to assist smaller community-based foundations in Gaza, whether they are formal members of our network or not. These foundations may lack the same capacity as larger, more established organizations in handling funds and grants. To donate to AFF pooled fund, click here.
Dalia is presently directing all resources and donations received from the Gaza Fund to provide support to the people of Gaza in accordance with on-the-ground needs. They are actively engaged in offering assistance to Gaza workers who are stuck in the West Bank and continue to gather donations for the Gaza Fund, aiming to allocate all contributions to provide comprehensive support for the local population. For those interested in contributing, the donation link can be found here
Taawon launched “Gaza Under Attack…Donate Now,” campaign to support Palestinians in Gaza who have been under fierce attacks. Taawon’s Gaza team is working with our partners on the ground to provide immediate assistance where possible. Your prompt support will help us provide them with essential humanitarian assistance. donate now.
To Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS)
The PRCS, a part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, is one of the largest healthcare service providers in Palestine. They’ve been working tirelessly to support the affected Palestinian population in Gaza during this catastrophic time.
To donate to the Palestine Red Crescent Society, click here.
The Palestinian American Medical Association
(PAMA) is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) charity “EIN 47-2227058” that aims to promote health care for Palestinians. Donate to their emergency appeal to support Gaza hospitals here
Medical Aid for Palestinians
Medical Aid for Palestine is running a Gaza emergency funding appeal to help provide the much needed medications, medical supplies and disposables to Palestinian hospitals and emergency services in both Gaza and Jerusalem.
Muslim Aid USA
Muslim Aid USA is working with different partner organizations and hospitals on the ground such as PRCS to respond with the crises in Gaza and Jerusalem.
Human Appeal is also running a campaign to support Palestinians in Gaza amid the genocide they are currently enduring. Funds from their campaign will directly go towards equipping the already strained hospitals with needed supplies and medicines. They are also providing food parcels and water to affected families.
Find out how you can donate to the Gaza Emergency Appeal here.
United Palestinian Appeal (UPA)’s
The Emergency Relief Fund is partnered with Al Makassed Hospital in Jerusalem. You can donate to the campaign through this link.
Islamic Relief Canada
Medical Aid for Palestine (MAP)
MAP’s campaign response to the current emergency across occupied Palestine. Their local partners are providing much-needed medical aid during this time.
ANERA is also responding by providing access to medical supplies and aid to Palestinian healthcare facilities
More information on how to donate here.
United Hands Relief and Development (UHR)
UHR is running a Gaza crisis appeal to send emergency medical supplies and kits to Gaza. The organization is also providing emergency relief assistance in the form of food parcels, clean water, and hygiene kits, to families in Gaza.
Support the appeal.
Palestine Children’s Relief Fund (PCRF)
The PCRF has an ongoing fundraiser for Gaza to provide urgent humanitarian and medical aid to injured and sick children in Gaza on a need basis.
The Palestine Children’s Relief Fund (1991) addresses medical and humanitarian Palestinian youth in Palestine and the Middle East. The organization helps provide free medical care for children who otherwise could not access it. Support the fundraising for Gaza here
American Friends Service Committee
AFSC works to bring together people of all faiths and backgrounds to challenge injustice and build peace around the globe. They have launched an emergency campaign for Gaza. Donate here.
Organizations Supporting Palestinian Narrative
Update: We have created a longer list of organizations advocating for Palestine in our recent blog “Organizations Working to Dismantle the Occupation and Shift the Narrative“
Slingshot is an initiative established by a group of volunteers in Palestine and the diaspora. Their mission is to bring together the various voices advocating for Palestine, amplify these voices, offer a dependable source of information for content creators and decision-makers, and combat the dissemination of misinformation. The platform provides daily updated data on the number of casualties in Palestine and maintains a list of active content creators covering the Palestinian situation. To learn more about Slingshot, please visit their website here.
Decolonize Palestine is an online resource with everything you need to learn about Palestine. Learn about Palestinian history, deconstructing myths about Palestine, and “rainbow washing“- all from one resource.
Learn more about the platform, and support their work here.
The Institute for Middle East Understanding (IMEU)
The IMEU is an independent non-profit organization that provides journalists with quick access to information about Palestine and the Palestinians, as well as expert sources, both in the United States and in the Middle East. Both through its website and its staff, the IMEU works with journalists to increase the public’s understanding about the socio-economic, political, and cultural aspects of Palestine, Palestinians, and Palestinian Americans.
You can support IMEU’s mission through here.
Al-Shabaka: The Palestinian Policy Network
Al-Shabaka: The Palestinian Policy Network is the only independent and transnational Palestinian think tank, with a mission to educate and foster public debate on Palestinian human rights and self-determination. With a network of nearly 200 Palestinian analysts worldwide, Al-Shabaka aims to draw upon the vast knowledge and experience of the Palestinian people, whether in Palestine or in exile, so as to engage the broadest spectrum of perspectives in the debate on policy and strategy.
Learn more and support the work of Al-Shabaka here.
If you’re looking for resources, content, glossary, and argument cards about the cause, please look into Makan- an organization that works to amplify Palestinian voices, as well as reshape the mainstream discussion around Palestine.
Learn more and support here.
Supporting Social Innovation in Palestine
Finally, BuildPalestine connects supporters around the world with grassroots and social impact projects here in Palestine. While we don’t run humanitarian campaigns, we actively work to connect supporters around the world with the best ways to make an impact in Palestine. To enable us to continue our work, consider supporting us with a one-time donation or a monthly one here.
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