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Escalation in Gaza and Israel 


Children urgently need your help now

Children are paying the heaviest price as violence in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory escalates. Every war is a war against children. 

With the death toll climbing, children are at risk and terrified in both the occupied Palestinian territory and Israel. Children have been killed and injured in every major escalation, not to mention suffering from serious longer term mental health impacts – they’ve never emerged unscathed. This violence is cutting Israeli and Palestinian children's lives short, ruining their futures and trampling on their rights.


Children have no say in any of this, yet are caught up in the fighting, witnessing or experiencing brutal atrocities and emotional distress.  

Save the Children condemns the killing of civilians, including children. The killing and maiming of children, along with attacks on schools and hospitals, is a grave violation, and those responsible should be held to account for their actions.  
Save the Children calls for an immediate ceasefire to avoid any further escalation that puts children at risk. All parties must do their utmost to protect children and abide by international humanitarian law. 


In times of crisis, Save the Children is there. We are always among the first organisations to deliver lifesaving support for children and their families. 

Save the Children works with the most vulnerable and marginalised children wherever they are. We have been providing essential services and support to Palestinian children impacted by the ongoing conflict since 1953 and have had a permanent presence in the occupied Palestinian territory since 1973. We are present in the West Bank and Gaza. Your gift is urgently needed for these children and their families

We are prepared for escalations in conflict, and have vital supplies prepositioned to support people in need. As soon as it is safe to do so, our teams will respond to the needs of impacted children.

Our Children’s Emergency Fund allows us to respond wherever the need is greatest. It helps us to reach children quickly with the essentials they need to survive.

The needs are huge, but so is our determination to reach every last child in crisis.

We have the experience to limit the effects of crises on children's lives - and our Children’s Emergency Fund is the key to unlocking this expertise. Thanks to your support, we can help children in their darkest hour.

Photo: Ali Jadallah/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images.

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