The Episcopal Public Policy Network has issued an alert on the situation in Gaza:
Because of the continuing siege in Gaza and its devastating toll, we are doing a second alert regarding the Middle East. We are asking that you send the Presiding Bishop's statement of January 5th to your Member of Congress. The 111th Congress has just been seated and it is important that they hear from you now on the situation in the Holy Land.
We are calling for an immediate cease-fire and that check points be opened - and kept open - for humanitarian supplies, such as those needed by our hospital in Gaza. Click here to send a message to your member of Congress and share the Presiding Bishop's statement with them.
If you would like to make a donation to the Episcopal hospital in Gaza, Ahli Arab, you can do so directly through Episcopal Relief and Development here.
Here is the Episcopal Relief & Development Emergency Update on the Crisis in Gaza from ER-D president, Rob Radtke:Please support our emergency efforts in Gaza today. We desperately need your help. Donate here.
On December 27th the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict suddenly escalated, and has now become the deadliest fight in Gaza since Hamas came to power in 2006.
Over 500 civilians - women, children and noncombatants - have been killed. Hundreds more have been injured. Today, much of Gaza is without power. Food, fuel and medical supplies are critically low.
Urgently - without a moment's delay - Episcopal Relief & Development needs your help to respond to this growing crisis.
As the conflict in Gaza worsens, Episcopal Relief & Development is working with the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem and our program partner, the Ahli Arab Hospital in Gaza, to save lives there.
Located at the center of Gaza City, Ahli Arab Hospital has been providing essential emergency health care to all injured civilians. Since the onset of the attacks Ahli Arab Hospital has kept its doors open for everyone and has treated many patients.
The staff and volunteers are currently physically safe but desperately need medicine, supplies and support to continue their life-saving work.
Please give now to help provide life-saving medical care to people injured in the ongoing conflict. Your emergency donation will help protect vulnerable people in Gaza and alleviate their suffering.
Be as generous as you can and please join me in praying for peace for all those struggling to survive this terrible crisis.
President, Episcopal Relief & Development