Tuesday's Child

Tuesday's Child - Emergency Appeal for Gaza

The Gaza strip is the most densely child populated place in the world. Israel declared war on Gaza on 7 October ‘23. 6200 children have been killed; thousands are wounded. Children are in need of food, water, blankets, hygiene items, clothes, shoes
£21,251
raised of £25,000 target
by 48 supporters
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Story

Tuesday’s Child has been helping children living under siege in the Gaza strip since August 2007. The Gaza Strip is 26 miles long and 4-6 miles wide.

The call to help children in Gaza came following a first pilgrimage to Medjugorje where Our Lady Queen of Peace first appeared to six little children in June 1981.

Gaza is the most densely child populated place in the world. There are more children living here per square mile than in any other country or state. Children live in already terrible conditions denied basic human rights for life and are trapped between two sealed borders where transfers out of Gaza for life saving medical treatment for children are also often refused.

Many children are malnourished and deeply traumatised from ongoing inhumane and collective punishment by occupying forces. The killing and wounding of children has become a blood sport and international media turns a blind eye to the reality of atrocities and breaches of international humanitarian law.

On 7 October 2023, Israel declared war on Gaza following an escalation of violence in Israel and terrorist attacks by militants tragically claiming many lives and wounding many others including children.

When Israel punishes Gaza, it is a collective punishment of a mostly civilian population and children suffer the most. It is reported that at least 6600 children have been killed and thousands of children are wounded. Many more are trapped under the rubble and reported missing. Children are not militants.

Hospitals report that 70 percent of the injured are women and children. Statistics do not take into account babies who have died in the womb when their mothers have been killed. Hospitals are currently in dire need of fuel to continue and some hospitals have stopped functioning.

Doctors have been killed. Ambulances have also been shelled and paramedics killed. Journalists have also been killed. NGO workers have been killed. The bombs continue to rain down on a strip of land that does not have an airstrip. It is not known how many are buried in the rubble as residential building after building crumbles.

Aid volunteers say that 80 percent of people are homeless. Families are told to evacuate their homes but they have nowhere to flee to as borders are sealed. Food prices in shops have soared and families cannot find enough water. Bakeries have been targeted and bombed. A supermarket after receiving a large delivery of flour and was bombed.

Alarmingly the water supply into Gaza has also been cut off. There is no electricity plunging the strip into complete darkness at night and adding to the terror of little children.

Families seeking shelter in schools are being shelled. The latest attack on schools was on 4 December with two schools bombed and many dead an injured with ambulances unable to get to the badly wounded. Illegal white phosphorus is being dropped in civilian areas yet again causing horrific burns. It is not the first time illegal white phosphorus has been dropped on civilians in the Gaza Strip.is using as testing ground for illegal weapons.

This is the fifth war on Gaza and by far the worst. As in each war it is children who are suffering the most.

Thank you for your ongoing support of Tuesday’s Child. This emergency appeal is to provide essentials for children living yet again through a nightmare.

With each full scale war on Gaza, it is the children who suffer most.

100 percent of donations will go to aid relief.

Children in Israel are also suffering terribly from the dramatic escalation in violence.

May the Holy Family of Nazareth who fled from Bethlehem to Egypt via Gaza and returned to Nazareth also via Gaza pray for all children persecuted by modern day Herods on both sides of this brutal conflict.

This appeal gives 100 percent of donations so there is no need to give the donation platform a percentage. There is an option to over ride to zero.

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Let us also pray and fast for an immediate ceasefire! Our Lady of Medjugorje has said fasting can suspend even ears.

Peace, peace, peace!

Thank you

Photo – a little girl looks out from her home in Northern Gaza. She is one of ten children and her Dad is a fisherman. Photo taken on field visit to Gaza

About the charity

Tuesday's Child

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Tuesday's Child gives a helping hand to children exhausted by war, poverty and injustice in different countries of the world. We fundraise to provide essentials for life - food, clean water, shelter, medicines, education, play and leisure and respond to humantarian disasters affecting children.

Donation summary

Total raised
£21,250.64
+ £765.50 Gift Aid
Online donations
£3,930.64
Offline donations
£17,320.00
Direct donations
£3,930.64
Donations via fundraisers
£0.00

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