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Aid for Gazans

Posted By Eric Garris On January 20, 2009 @ 8:39 am In Israel,News,Sanctions | Comments Disabled

Prof. Floyd Rudmin sends the following:

Material aid to Palestinians in Gaza can be given by donations to the following aid agencies. These are not listed in any order of priority.

1) The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East [1] (UNRWA) has been responsible for the necessities of life for refugees in Gaza since 1948. UNRWA runs hospitals and schools, and provides basic food supplies for Palestinian families long trapped in Gaza. Donations can be made online here [2]. Donations by bank transfer and international checks are also possible.

2) The Norwegian People’s Aid [3] (Norsk Folkehjelp) has been actively helping Palestinians since 1987 and opened a local office in Gaza in 1996, with a focus on supporting women’s rights and development. Donations can be made online here [4]. Select "Gaza" as the "Cause" which you wish to support.

3) Action by Churches Together (ACT) International [5] is a Swiss-based alliance of Protestant and Orthodox churches to provide aid during emergencies. On January 14, ACT International delivered 3 truckloads of food, milk, and medicine to the Ahli Arab Hospital in Gaza [6]. Donations can be made following instructions here [7] via bank transfers or international checks. The Church World Service [8] is a member organization, accepting online donations here [9], for fund #6824, "2009 Gaza Humanitarian Response." Church World Service meets all 20 Better Business Bureau [10] standards and has a 2-star rating by Charity Navigator [11].

4) Medecins sans frontieres [12] (Doctors Without Borders) runs a clinic in Gaza and has 21 tons of medical supplies and a team of surgeons set to enter Gaza as soon as allowed. MSF meets 19 of 20 Better Business Bureau [13] standards and has a 4-star rating by Charity Navigator [14]. Donations can be made online here [15].

5) The United Palestinian Appeal [16] (UPA) is a registered US charity with a focus in Gaza on first aid training and mobile clinics. The UPA meets 19 of 20 Better Business Bureau [17] standards and has a 4-star rating by Charity Navigator [17]. They are now fund raising for medical and food supplies. Donations can be made online here [18].

6) American Near East Refugee Aid [19] (ANERA) is a registered US charity, founded in 1968, to give aid to impoverished Palestinian families. On January 9, ANERA delivered 81 pallets of fortified milk to Gaza. ANERA meets all 20 Better Business Bureau [20] standards and has a 4-star rating by Charity Navigator [21]. Donations can be made online here [22].

7) Oxfam America [23] is a well-known aid agency. It meets all 20 Better Business Bureau [24] standards and has a 4-star rating by Charity Navigator [25]. Oxfam has established a "Middle East Crisis" fund to help with emergency medical needs. Donations can be made online here [26].

8) The International Medical Corps [27] (IMC) delivers aid to Gaza via Heart-to-Heart International, International Relief Teams, and The Bridge Foundation. The IMC meets all 20 Better Business Bureau [28] standards and has a 4-star rating by Charity Navigator [29]. Donations can be made online here [30] or by 24-hour phone line [31].

9) Episcopal Relief & Development [32] operates in Gaza via the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem. It supports the Al Ahli Arab Hospital in central Gaza and is sheltering 400 Gazans displaced by the conflict. Episcopal Relief & Development meets all 20 Better Business Bureau [33] standards and has a 4-star rating by Charity Navigator [34]. Donations can be made online here [35], where you can select the "Middle East" fund.

10) CARE [36] was established in 1945 to deliver aid to war-torn Europe. It is now one of the most reputed U.S. aid NGOs, active in Gaza since 1948, with a focus on food security and clean water. CARE meets all 20 Better Business Bureau [37] standards and has a 3-star rating by Charity Navigator [38]. Donations can be made online here [39].

11) World Vision [40] is a Christian relief agency with field offices in many countries, including Gaza. World Vision meets all 20 Better Business Bureau [41] standards and has a 4-star rating by Charity Navigator [42]. Donations can be made online here [41].

12) Medical Aid for Palestine [43] is a registered Canadian charity established in 1982. It is subsidized by two government agencies: the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and the Secrétariat à l’Aide Internationale du Québec (SAI). Donations can be made online here [44].

Floyd Rudmin is a professor of psychology in Arctic Norway. [45]


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[1] United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East: http://www.un.org/unrwa/english.html

[2] here: http://www.un.org/unrwa/emergency/donation/emergency_activities.html

[3] Norwegian People’s Aid: http://www.folkehjelp.no/

[4] here: http://www.npaid.org/?module=Articles;action=ArticleFolder.publicOpenFolder;ID=1593

[5] Action by Churches Together (ACT) International: http://act-intl.org/act_what_is.html

[6] delivered 3 truckloads of food, milk, and medicine to the Ahli Arab Hospital in Gaza: http://act-intl.org/news/dt_nr_2009/dtgazacrisis09.html

[7] here: http://act-intl.org/donations/donations_title.html

[8] Church World Service: http://www.churchworldservice.org/site/PageServer

[9] here: https://secure2.convio.net/cws/site/Donation2?idb=416457775&df_id=1463&1463.donation=form1

[10] Better Business Bureau: http://charityreports.bbb.org/public/Report.aspx?CharityID=351

[11] Charity Navigator: http://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.summary&orgid=7685

[12] Medecins sans frontieres: http://www.msf.org/

[13] Better Business Bureau: http://charityreports.bbb.org/public/Report.aspx?CharityID=783

[14] Charity Navigator: http://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.summary&orgid=3628

[15] here: http://www.msf.org/msfinternational/donations/

[16] United Palestinian Appeal: http://helpupa.com/news/upa00012.shtml

[17] Better Business Bureau: http://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.summary&orgid=5983

[18] here: https://npo.networkforgood.org/Donate/Donate.aspx?npoSubscriptionId=1000640

[19] American Near East Refugee Aid: http://www.anera.org/aboutUs/mission.php

[20] Better Business Bureau: http://charityreports.bbb.org/Public/Report.aspx?CharityID=991

[21] Charity Navigator: http://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.summary&orgid=3278

[22] here: https://secure2.convio.net/anera/site/Donation2?idb=1650069261&df_id=1180&1180.donation=form1

[23] Oxfam America: http://www.oxfamamerica.org/

[24] Better Business Bureau: http://charityreports.bbb.org/public/Report.aspx?CharityID=56

[25] Charity Navigator: http://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.summary&orgid=4288

[26] here: https://secure.oxfamamerica.org/site/Donation2?df_id=1981&1981.donation=form1

[27] International Medical Corps: http://www.imcworldwide.org/content/article/detail/2048/

[28] Better Business Bureau: http://charityreports.bbb.org/Public/Report.aspx?CharityID=453

[29] Charity Navigator: http://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.summary&orgid=8158

[30] here: https://secure2.convio.net/imc/site/Donation2?df_id=2409&2409.donation=form1

[31] 24-hour phone line: http://www.imcworldwide.org/section/donate

[32] Episcopal Relief & Development: http://www.er-d.org/

[33] Better Business Bureau: http://charityreports.bbb.org/Public/Report.aspx?CharityID=823

[34] Charity Navigator: http://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.summary&orgid=10634

[35] here: https://www.er-d.org/OnlineDonateForm/

[36] CARE: http://www.care.org/about/index.asp?s_subsrc=170960080000&s_src=default

[37] Better Business Bureau: http://charityreports.bbb.org/Public/Report.aspx?CharityID=119&s_subsrc=170960080000&s_src=default

[38] Charity Navigator: http://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.summary&orgid=3568

[39] here: https://my.care.org/site/Donation2?df_id=2380&2380.donation=form1&s_subsrc=170960080000&s_src=default

[40] World Vision: http://www.wvi.org/wvi/wviweb.nsf

[41] Better Business Bureau: http://meero.worldvision.org/donate.php

[42] Charity Navigator: http://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.summary&orgid=4768

[43] Medical Aid for Palestine: http://www.mapcan.org/english.html

[44] here: https://www.canadahelps.org/DonationDetails.aspx?cookieCheck=true

[45] Floyd Rudmin is a professor of psychology in Arctic Norway.: mailto:profrudmin@yahoo.ca

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