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What you can do to help

What you can do to help

Published: 13 October 2023

Last updated: 5 March 2024

Donations and volunteers are needed to support Israelis reeling from the Hamas attacks.

To support medical care: Magen David Adom

Israel's national emergency medical, disaster, ambulance and blood-bank service is providing ambulance services and medical care to victims of attacks and organising blood donations to meet an acute shortage of blood for victims.

To support material aid: Brothers and Sisters In Arms

The democracy group has pivoted to supporting those affected by the Hamas attacks. Volunteers have created Israel’s largest depot of donated goods, and are distributing supplies and extracting civilians.  All donations will go to procuring and distributing supplies.

To support emergency services: IsraAID

The non-governmental organisation responds to emergencies all over the world with targeted humanitarian help. It is partnering with local and civil society organisations to coordinate humanitarian efforts, provide psychosocial support and urgent aid to vulnerable communities, evacuees and their families.

To support social services: The Joint

The Joint (American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee) is the largest Jewish humanitarian organisation in the world. It has activated its emergency response to support Israelis through existing operations and programs providing support to those in the line of fire, including the elderly, people with disabilities, children and families at risk, and other vulnerable populations.

To support vulnerable groups: New Israel Fund

NIF is dedicated to a more inclusive, tolerant and just Israel. It is coordinating a fundraiser for those on the front lines, prioritising basic care for the most vulnerable groups, and preventing inter-communal violence in mixed Arab and Jewish cities.

To support victims of terror: United Israel Appeal Emergency Appeal

Keren Hayesod-UIA operates fundraising campaigns for Israel throughout the year. It is running an emergency appeal for victims of terror.

To volunteer as a medical professional or hospital support worker: EMA Care

The Israeli medical concierge service is compiling a list of medical and non-medical personnel from outside Israel willing to support hospitals in Israel as the need arises.

To provide therapeutic support: UnXeptable

For those with professional skills and experience in mental support, pro-democracy movement UnXeptable is establishing a pool of volunteer psychologists and social workers to provide mental support to Israelis in Israel and around the world who react with anxiety to the current situation.

To provide teaching support: Sha'agat Aryeh

Hebrew-speaking teachers are needed to provide help for an online school supporting Israeli children unable to attend regular school. Contact Nike Silberstein on Whatsapp +972 52 6154749

Photo: Residents of Kibbutz Be'eri who were evacuated to the David Hotel need donated clothes (Olivier Fitoussi)


Israeli aid groups bring trauma expertise full circle (Haaretz)
Israel-based organisations like IsraAID and NATAN have been active in war-torn Ukraine, post-tsunami Japan and earthquake-stricken Morocco, among other locales. But with Saturday’s horrific Hamas incursion into Israel, both groups have returned home, to the disaster on their doorstep.

As Israelis flee besieged Gaza border towns, protesters pivot to relief work (Haaretz)    

Groups like Bonot Alternativa and Brothers and Sisters In Arms spent the year fighting the Netanyahu government's bid to weaken the judiciary. Now they're helping Israelis who escaped Hamas's assault. 

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