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Emergency Response

In an emergency, UFVRA responds to people’s immediate needs while prioritising long-term recovery and development. The emphasis is on preventing disasters where possible, and finding sustainable solutions. Our emergency aid effort includes: providing first-aid kits, Protection, food parcels, medical services, clothing, tents and shelters. Due to their physical weakness, most casualties of emergencies are children. UFVRA Australia therefore give children and disadvantage families the first priority for aid.

Emergency Response

A surge of violence in the Gaza Strip has led to the deaths of at least 27 Palestinians, the victims included two pregnant women and two infants, a four-month-old baby and her father and the list goes on.

Around two million Palestinians live in Gaza, the economy of which has suffered years of occupation and blockades as well as recent foreign aid cuts and sanctions.

Our brothers and sisters in Gaza are in need of our support especially during the blessed month of Ramadan. Their battle for survival throughout the year is never ending. This month it will only get tougher for them as they try to secure food for their children and themselves.

The situation in Gaza is expected to escalate, we need to act urgently.

Yemen Emergency Response

The war in Yemen is now the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, with more than 22 million people; three-quarters of the population-in desperate need of aid and protection, United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres said. (CNN)

He also added that “As the conflict enters its fourth year, millions are without access to clean drinking water and the country is at high risk of a cholera epidemic. He said over 8 million people in the country “did not know where they will obtain their next meal,” and that “every ten minutes, a child under five dies of preventable causes.”

Since the conflict began in March 2015, the people of Yemen have not seen a moment of safety & stability. With the recent escalation, the situation won’t seem to improve any time soon (BBC) REPORT.

The conflict so far had claimed the lives of more than 10,000 people and injured at least 41,000. From the population of 28 million people, 8.4 million are on the verge of starvation and almost 22 million people are in dire need of aid that they are depending on.

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