“We were in contact with our colleagues in Gaza the first 3 weeks after the war in Gaza started, but now we have lost contact with them. We are very worried. Many of our friends and colleagues live in Beit Hanoun and have had to flee south with their families. We do not have direct information about the situation for women and children other than from the news and information we have from other wars and crisis.”
Pressemelding: Angrep på flere sykehus i Gaza siste døgn I går og i natt har israelske styrker utført en rekke angrep mot Palestinske sykehus i Gaza. Soldater har skutt med skarp ammunisjon mot intensivavdelingen ved Røde Halvmåne sykehuset Al Quds og drept en og skadet 38 sivile, de fleste barn som hadde søkte tilflukt i sykehuset.
NORWAC received an emergency funds of 6,8 mill NOK, from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to respond to the emergency situation in Gaza. The funds were granted for medicines and medical disposables to hospitals in Gaza.
As a result of the ongoing conflict in Gaza the situation for the Palestinian people is catastrophic. Over 1.1m people are displaced, 3000 dead and 12.500 wounded. And to make things worse, the number of medical professionals at risk is increasing.
NORWAC received funding for a new project in Gaza last year in May. The aim of the project is to improve the quality of mental health services and provide patients with mental health conditions access to the appropriate medication. The first mission took finally place in March 2022.
Results from NORWAC’s Safe Childbirth project in Gaza was presented at The International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) 32nd Triennial Congress in June 2021.
NORWAC has recieved another 5. million NOK from the MFA for Emergency Aid to Gaza. The funding will provide help for the dire need of medical supplies and medical equipment. NORWAC consultant orthopedic surgeon Geir Stray Andreassen was in Gaza in May and experienced the large numbers of injured from the "Great March of Return". Read reports from Swedish media (in Swedish).