(Vatican Radio) Caritas Internationalis, the Catholic Church’s international aid organization, has launched an emergency appeal to help the people of Gaza.
According to Caritas, most of the victims are children, women and the elderly.
In a press release, Caritas said “the Church of Jesus Christ cannot remain silent” in the face of the increasing needs of the Gazans.
The first phase of the 1.1 million-euro emergency program, Caritas will provide medical supplies and medicine to four hospitals, and fuel for generators; 2,000 families will receive food parcels.
The second phase, to be launched in three months, will provide 2,000 families with funding and 3,000 families with hygiene kits, as well as psychological support to children and general medical checks to displaced Gazans.