On October 7, 2023, a series of attacks were launched by the Hamas militant group against cities and people throughout southern Israel. Israel, in response, has declared war on Hamas, striking back on neighborhoods in the Gaza Strip. The conflict has resulted in a shocking loss of civilian life and violence that continues to escalate as innocent families and communities are caught in the crossfire.

We at MCF feel deep compassion for the human lives affected by this horrific tragedy. We also recognize the vital role of international cooperation in alleviating suffering through the provision of humanitarian aid.

The organizations listed below are those that have long-standing experience working with the Israeli and Palestinian communities and who focus on providing emergency shelter, medical care, food, and water to the civilians impacted by the conflict.

“It is incumbent upon us to work tirelessly towards a future where the people of this region can live without fear, where children can grow up in safety, and where the seeds of hope can flourish. In closing, let us reaffirm our commitment to peace, empathy, and the belief that a better, more peaceful, future is possible.”

~ Quomsieh, Nadine, and Yuval Rahamim. “Our Hearts Are Broken.” American Friends of the Parents Circle-Families Forum (blog), October 8, 2023.

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