CARE distributes water to families fleeing violence in Gaza

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18 October 2023


Despite being themselves displaced, our staff in Gaza are taking incredible risks to help their communities, distributing water, soap and other vital hygiene products to more than 30,000 women and their families.

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Hiba Tibi, CARE West Bank and Gaza Country Director, said:

“Right now, the CARE team in Gaza and the West Bank are working around the clock. Against incredible odds. Against incredible personal fear for their own safety and that of their families. They have been able to secure and help distribute much-needed water supplies to families fleeing violence and dignity kits for displaced women and girls. They told me that, as they were handing over the precious water bottles, it was the first time they saw children smiling since this violence began, ten days ago.

My colleagues are showing relentless humanitarian spirit and dedication. But they are significantly hampered by the ongoing fighting, which is making it nearly impossible to continue responding consistently and effectively. We urgently call for a ceasefire in Gaza, and an assurance of immediate humanitarian access to all innocent civilians in line with international humanitarian law.”

Image: CARE staff distribute water bottles to people displaced by the conflict amid a very severe shortage of drinking water.

CARE West Bank and Gaza Country Director Hiba Tibi joins CNN's Becky Anderson to discuss the conflict in Israel and Gaza and CARE's humanitarian relief efforts.

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