Gift of the Givers has released 50 000 USD for the immediate purchase of urgent medical and surgical supplies and surgical instruments for the Gaza war victims. This follows a request from our representatives in Gaza who sent a list of items that are urgently required and are in short supply.
The order has already been placed through the Union of Arab Med in Egypt. It will be processed today and delivered some time tomorrow. 0ur reps will then distribute the essential items to the relevant medical facilities. The situation will be continuously reviewed and further purchases will be made as and when required. The reps confirm that 50 people, mostly civilians, have died and 400 have been injured.
Gift of the Givers has been actively involved in Gaza following the war in December 2008 when medical equipment, medical supplies, food, other aid items and an ambulance were delivered during the last days of the war. Medical teams and trauma counsellors accompanied the mission; an MOU was signed with the Gaza Medical School; and in these last four years a hip replacement unit was established, further medical equipment was delivered and medical teams were sent yearly to perform various surgical procedures, transfer skills and teach medical students.
Presently we are involved in the care of physically and mentally challenged individuals in Gaza supplying such basic items as adult diapers.
Gift of the Givers has delivered R30 million in aid to Gaza in the last four years.
We have been inundated with requests by the public wanting to assist with several individuals having made bank deposits already. Those wanting to participate in assisting Gaza can deposit into Gift of the Givers, Standard Bank, Account No. 052278611, Branch Code 057525. Please fax or email deposit slip with contact details.