People standing in front of rubble
The crisis in the Holy Land has unfolded into a humanitarian catastrophe since the October 7 attack on Israel, which has resulted in retaliatory strikes on Gaza. Photo courtesy of Caritas Jerusalem

Your help is urgently needed for families affected by violence in the Holy Land!

It has been six months since the early morning of October 7, a humanitarian crisis escalated across the Holy Land with a total siege on Gaza following an unprecedented attack on Israel. Since the start of these tragic events, Gaza has become one of the world's most dangerous places for civilians. Tens of thousands of people have been killed and even more are wounded. An estimated 1.7 million people (75 percent of the population) are displaced. With repeated displacement and near-daily bombardment, the humanitarian crisis is reaching a time of peril for Gazan families and civilians.

Pope Francis has called on people worldwide to “pray that there be peace in Israel and Palestine.”

Catholic Relief Services and Caritas partners need immediate support to meet urgent humanitarian needs as the situation intensifies. Our long-standing presence in Gaza and across the Holy Land allows us to quickly adapt and mobilize to respond to the quickly changing context, with a deep understanding and trusted relationships with the communities we serve. Within Gaza and the West Bank, we are providing a range of critical assistance, including food, shelter, cash assistance, hygiene supplies and care for people’s grief and emotional well-being. Support will transition to sustainable recovery efforts once the context has stabilized.

With your gift, families and civilians across the Holy Land whose lives have been thoroughly disrupted due to circumstances beyond their control, will have vital relief and care as they seek refuge and relief.

Your prayers and support will make so much difference. Please give a vital gift today!

All amounts are in USD