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Emergency Aid in Gaza

Through a local Egyptian partner organization, the aid organizations action medeor, Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund, Help – Hilfe zur Selbsthilfe, and Malteser International distribute food packages to families in Gaza. Photo: Help - Hilfe zur Selbsthilfe

Humanitarian organizations start distributions

Germany. The aid organizations action medeor, Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund, Help – Hilfe zur Selbsthilfe, and Malteser International from Germany's Relief Coalition 'Aktion Deutschland Hilft' are launching emergency aid in Gaza to support people in need. Through a local Egyptian partner organization, the organizations distribute food packages to families in Gaza. Currently, these are ready-to-eat packages consisting of water, dried fruits, beans and canned beef, feta cheese, molasses packets, and milk. "A package costs 15 euros and is designed for about five people per day. People can consume the food directly without cooking. This is especially important as there is often a lack of electricity or similar for preparing meals. Further assistance is urgently needed," says Simone Walter, Help Emergency Coordinator.

The partner organization conducts daily aid transports across the Egyptian border in Rafah to Gaza. "It is important in this situation to stand together and provide humanitarian aid to people who urgently need it. I am very pleased that, together with other organizations from Germany's Relief Coalition 'Aktion Deutschland Hilft,' we can provide this support to the people in Gaza," says Thomas Weiß, Head of the Middle East Department at Malteser International.

The escalation of the Middle East conflict also worsens the situation in Lebanon: Out of fear of violence, tens of thousands have already left the border region with Israel and are fleeing towards Beirut and the north. Therefore, Help is also proactively preparing relief measures in Lebanon.

 

Contacts for interviews and sound bites:

action medeor (Dr. Markus Bremers, Phone: +49 (0) 2156-9788178, e-mail: Markus.Bremers@medeor.de)

Help - Hilfe zur Selbsthilfe

(Sandra Schiller, Mobile: +49 (0) 173 2790 438, e-mail: schiller@help-ev.de, www.help-ev.de/nothilfe/nahost-konflikt)

Malteser International (Katharina Kiecol, Phone: +49 (0) 221 9822-7181, e-mail: katharina.kiecol@malteser-international.org)

Contact

Katharina Kiecol
+49-(0)221-9822-7181
Email: katharina.kiecol(at)malteser-international.org

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