PSAC will provide $50,000 in emergency aid to Gaza, where more than half of the population has been forced to flee more than 14,000 people were killed since the beginning of the conflict, when the Hamas attack on October 7th claimed more than 1,200 lives among the Israeli population.
Humanitarian aid to Gaza is limited. Without the fuel or equipment needed to run hospitals, the healthcare network is on the verge of collapse. There is an urgent need to deliver as much relief supplies as possible, such as water and medical supplies, to the people of Gaza.
Given the urgency of the situation, the AFPC has decided to pay $25,000 to each of the two humanitarian organizations present on site: the Palestinian Red Crescent and thatUnited Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Middle East.
These funds will help distribute equipment to refugee camps, hospitals and schools where thousands of people have sought refuge.
In October, PSAC joined Cease Fire, a cross-Canada coalition of humanitarian, labor and religious groups that called on the Canadian government to intervene quickly to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
PSAC continues to call on the Government of Canada to call for an immediate ceasefire to prevent further loss of life and to help find a peaceful solution to this decades-old conflict, including by calling for an end to the occupation of the Palestinian territories.
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