Humanitarian aid organizations address the crisis in Gaza and Israel
As the war continues in Israel and Gaza, humanitarians are working to deliver aid across the region. Humanitarian aid starts with addressing the basic necessities; food, water, and emergency medical care. And later, addressing mental health needs and the survived trauma of the millions displaced. This week, some Connecticut lawmakers called for a humanitarian pause which could allow more aid into Gaza.
Children are nearly half of Gaza’s population. In the past three weeks, more children have been killed there than the total killed in conflicts globally in every year since 2019. That’s according to Save the Children, an international NGO and humanitarian aid organization based in Connecticut.
Today, we hear from two aid organizations based in Connecticut. We learn more about addressing this enormous need, and what the work on the ground looks like.
- Nathaniel Raymond: the Executive Director of the Humanitarian Research Lab at the Yale School of Public Health
- Christine Squires: Americares President and CEO
- Janti Soeripto: Save the Children President and CEO