Help Children Trapped in a Living Nightmare

In the deathly silence between the bombs, children’s pain and suffering rage on. Gaza is becoming a graveyard for thousands of children and for those still alive, it’s hell.

The war has brought nothing but misery and trauma to the lives of millions of children. At least 5,350 children in Gaza have been killed, while more than 8,663 children have been injured as a result of the conflict. 

Homes and whole communities have been destroyed, whilst hospitals, once a bastion of hope for the sick and injured, have become another target for airstrikes and bombs. 

Death and disease stalk the streets of Gaza. Without functioning hospitals and access to medicine those injured cannot receive the care they need to survive. Without safe drinking water and sanitation supplies, children could die from dangerous water-borne diseases

Every waking moment is a nightmare for children in Gaza. Please donate now to send vital aid to Gaza and the wider state of Palestine. 

Help send urgent aid to children affected by Gaza crisis.

Donate now

In Their Own Words

Mahmoud* sits on a hospital trolley beside his injured little brother Rayan*, who is still unconscious. His head wrapped in heavy bandages; his t-shirt drenched in his own blood. Mahmoud is nursing a badly injured arm and cut to his head. 

The boys are receiving treatment for their injuries at the Al Shifa hospital in Gaza City. They managed to survive the bomb but their terror and trauma is etched across their faces.

“They bombed the house next to us,” Mahmoud says, his eyes wide with fear. “Sand, rocks and everything fell down on us.” 

Mahmoud and Rayan’s physical wounds may heal, but the scars of their trauma run so deep that they will live with the consequences for the rest of their lives. This is the tragedy over a million children are facing in the Gaza Strip this Christmas

*Names changed to protect children’s identity

How You Can Make a Difference Right Now

  • With €250 you can provide 5 first-aid emergency kits to help injured children and families in need of urgent medical care. Each kit contains medicines, food, blankets, milk and clean water.
  • With €100 you can supply blankets and tarpaulins to 4 families in emergency situations and protect them from the elements.
  • With €75 you can provide 12,500 water purification tablets to ensure children forced to flee their homes have access to clean drinking water.

Other Ways to Donate

You can make a donation by phone, you can reach us on 01 878 3000, our office hours are Monday to Friday 09:00 – 17:30.

You can send your donation by post to

Freepost; UNICEF Ireland, 33 Lower Ormond Quay, Dublin D01 R283.

In the unlikely event that the funds raised exceed UNICEF’s funding requirements for this appeal, your donation will be directed to where the need is greatest.

Help protect children
UNICEF | for every child

Stay informed

Add value to your inbox!
Sign up to keep up to date on what's going on around the world.