Gaza Emergency Response 2023
The ongoing violence and blockade in the Gaza Strip has displaced and left more than 1 million people without food, water, electricity, and safe shelter. Hospitals in particular are suffering as they are operating without any basic necessities such as electricity and medical supplies to be able to treat the influx of patients. On top of that, they have become a target of carpet bombing, putting the lives of medical staff such as doctors and nurses in danger while they are trying to save the lives of civilians affected by the war.
UOSSM-Canada doctors were part of the 1st Canadian medical convoy that has returned from Gaza after conducting many needed surgeries in hospitals located in Southern Gaza and delivering medical supplies. UOSSM-Canada will continue to deliver urgent medical supplies and equipment to Gaza.