Gaza Crisis 2014

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The escalation in the conflict between Israel and Hamas in August 2014 caused the humanitarian situation in Gaza to reach crisis point. 
Hundreds of thousands of people fled their homes and were in desperate need of food, water, shelter and medical care. Over 200,000 people urgently needed food aid; 1.5 million people had no or very limited access to water or sanitation; and over 65,000 people were made homeless after their houses were severely damaged or destroyed. 
There were 24 health facilities in Gaza damaged or destroyed and there was an acute shortages of medicines and medical supplies.
Donations from the UK public for the appeal raised £19 million and have helped hundreds of thousands of people. DEC fundraising for this appeal is now closed but the money raised will continue to be spent over a two year period ending in August 2016. 

Appeal Updates

  • 26/02/2015

    In the summer of 2014 the DEC launched the Gaza Crisis Appeal, this week we update on the response and impact by our member agencies.

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  • 24/09/2014

    In the first month of the Gaza Crisis Appeal DEC members have reached 1.1 million people with vital emergency aid.

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  • 16/08/2014

    As DEC members are responding to the Gaza crisis with food and safe drinking water we update on their work.

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Examples of some of the ways our member agencies and their partners are responding in Gaza.
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Map Legend

  • information


  • shelter


  • water-sanitation

    Water / Sanitation

  • livelihoods


  • household

    Household Items

  • food


  • education


  • health


  • protection