IOCC: Mobilizing to Provide Urgent Relief for Families Caught in Gaza Conflict
Baltimore, MD (IOCC) — In this past week, the most intense violence in nearly two years has claimed over 100 lives, including 23 children, injured more than 800 people, and left families with damaged and destroyed homes in the Gaza Strip. International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) is in Gaza, assessing the emerging humanitarian needs of those caught in the conflict.
IOCC established its humanitarian presence in Jerusalem, Gaza, and the West Bank in 1997, when it began to provide relief for the most vulnerable in times of conflict and increased isolation, with the distribution of medicine, medical supplies, and hygiene and school kits. Working in cooperation with the local Orthodox Church, ecumenical partners, and other relief partners, IOCC soon focused its efforts on improving the lives of the region’s most vulnerable groups – particularly women, children, youth and the elderly.
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