Tuesday, December 30, 2008


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Click here to read about Islamic Relief's efforts in its continued aid to GazaCurrent Crisis
• "The situation is absolutely disastrous." - United Nations official (CNN)
• First day of the Gaza crisis was the bloodiest in over 40 years (BBC)
• Over 310 killed and 1,400 injured in first two days alone
• Hospitals not able to cope with the injuries; desperate for supplies
• Severe shortage of food, fuel and other staple needs; majority of families rely on candles for lighting due to power blackout
• Aid groups say current humanitarian situation in Gaza the worst in 30 years (CNN)
• "The children are terrified. Adults are unable to provide them with security or warmth. Hospitals are stretched out of the limits. We need blood and medicine and surgical equipment." -Dr. Eyad El-Sarraj, Head of Gaza's Mental Health Program

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