The Health Ministry in Gaza as of last week estimates that more than 4,000 Palestinians have been killed and more than 12,000 have been wounded. In Israel, the death toll since the Oct. 7 attacks has reached at least 1,400 people. The U.S. announced Friday that about 20 aid trucks will be allowed to enter Gaza through Egypt and that Israel says it won’t block the aid. Human Rights Watch has said that although Israel says it will not block aid now, “this falls short of meeting the needs of Gaza’s population” without also providing electricity or fuel to assure aid reaches people in northern Gaza.
Watching this from afar can feel paralyzing, but how can Houstonians help? I’ve rounded up some organizations below that are sending aid to Israel and Palestine.
Where To Donate
- Middle East Children’s Alliance:
- Jewish Voice for Peace: This national organization, which has a local chapter in Houston, is also accepting contributions.
- Arab American Cultural & Community Center: They’ve already hosted humanitarian relief fundraisers for Gaza. Continue to follow them for updates and future fundraisers.
- Israeli American Council of Houston: Donate to help support medical aid, fund media advocacy, and support soldiers in Israel.
- Check out this list of national organizations to send aid.
Did I miss an organization or know of other ways Hey Houston readers can help? Let me know.