In solidarity with humans and animals in Gaza

In solidarity with humans and animals in Gaza

18 March 2024
Animals International
News
The violence against humans and animals in Gaza needs to stop. Eurogroup for Animals joins the numerous voices demanding an immediate and sustained ceasefire in Gaza, and that aid is let through to alleviate the hunger and the suffering. Both humans and animals are lacking food, water and medicines, as well as access to shelter, health and veterinary care.

The violence against humans and animals in Gaza needs to stop. Eurogroup for Animals joins the numerous voices demanding an immediate and sustained ceasefire in Gaza, and that aid is let through to alleviate the hunger and the suffering. Both humans and animals are lacking food, water and medicines, as well as access to shelter, health and veterinary care.

UN Women reports that more than 24,620 Palestinians were killed in Gaza between 7 October 2023 and January 2024, of which 70% are estimated to be women or children. Over 1.9 million people, or 85 percent of the population in Gaza, have been displaced from their homes. It is almost impossible for aid to reach the humans and animals of Gaza, as the security situation is severe and entries are blocked, allowing only a small number of aid transports to enter.

The war spares no one; animals are no exception. There is no information about how many animals have been killed or died from thirst, starvation, untreated injuries, lack of veterinary care or being trapped under the rubble after the bombings. 

Sulala Animal Rescue is the only organisation we know of that is active on the ground in Gaza, helping cats, dogs and working animals in spite of the severe and dangerous situation. 

Our member Animals International collects donations for animals in Gaza. Learn more about their emergency grants.