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Crisis in Gaza

We know first-hand the toll war takes on the world’s most vulnerable people. Today, in Gaza, conflict is creating an enormous humanitarian crisis, as lives are lost and innocent families are displaced.

We urge everyone to stand in prayer for peace in this region.

As a member of Canadian Foodgrains Bank, ERDO has joined the Humanitarian Coalition appeal to bring humanitarian support to Gaza. The Government of Canada will be matching all gifts made to members of the Humanitarian Coalition until November 12th! If you’ve already given to our response in Gaza, the match will be applied retroactively.

1.4 million people in Gaza have already been displaced and are in urgent crisis, needing food, shelter and supplies. 5,700 people have been killed, 16,200 are injured and over 1,500 are missing and presumed dead.

Whenever such large amounts of people are displaced, the humanitarian need for shelter, food, clean water and supplies is urgent as families leave everything behind to save their lives.

ERDO will be responding to these desperate needs through Canadian Foodgrains Bank members, who have deep humanitarian partnerships in Israel and Gaza. A ceasefire is needed to bring humanitarian aid to people in Gaza, half of which are children. Please pray fervently that a peaceful resolution will come soon.

In Gaza, humanitarian needs are growing. To provide emergency food to families impacted by the conflict in Gaza, please give today.


Photo Credit: On Thursday, October 19, a missile struck this hall of the St. Porphyrios Greek Orthodox Church in Gaza, killing at least 18 of the over 400 civilians sheltering there, inlcuding a 26-year-old Caritas employee and several members of her family (Cartias Jerusalem provided by Development & Peace)