Presently there is no electricity in all of Gaza and so the hospital has to rely upon its generator for power. The director of Al Ahli, Suhaila Tarazi, advises that they have very few supplies left - only enough to last for another week.
The Bishop of Jerusalem, Suheil S. Dawani, advises that many medical items are needed, especially bandages and supplies for burns and trauma. The hospital’s windows have all been blown out or shattered from rocket and missile concussion and cold permeates the entire premises. Plastic sheeting to cover the windows could alleviate some of the cold but is unavailable now. Food supplies are scant throughout the Gaza strip and maintaining patients’ nutritional needs at the hospital has been difficult, especially for the most vulnerable.
Bishop Suheil, said that, "Every day since the beginning of military operations, the hospital has received 20-40 injured or wounded patients. About one-fourth of the patients are children. In addition, the conflict has brought new types of medical and surgical conditions. For example, patients with burns and acute, crippling psychological trauma, are being seen more frequently. Because it is not possible for aid workers to enter Gaza at this time, the hospital’s staff is working around the clock, struggling with the effects of exhaustion and against limited resources in a conflicted area of ongoing military operations."
The Bishop invites you to join with him in prayer and to offer whatever financial help you can in support for the Hospital and its heroic staff. To read the Bishop's full statement click here.
As the conflict in Gaza continues, the Al Ahli Arab (Anglican) Hospital in Gaza City is in urgent need of help.
To make a donation please send it to:
AMB Gaza Appeal
PO Box 12012
Please make cheques payable to Anglican Missions Board