UPDATE: We have now raised more than £50,000. The target is now £75,000. Thanks so much to everyone who has donated or supported the fundraiser so far!

THE National has launched a fundraiser today in support of Gaza, raising money for aid workers saving lives every day.

Medical Aid for Palestinians is one of the only organisations able to provide aid on the ground in northern Gaza right now. The scale of the humanitarian emergency is unprecedented, and they need your help and donations urgently to do more.

Please donate what you can to The National supports Medical Aid for Palestinians fundraiser.

READ MORE: ALL Scottish party leaders back The National's fundraiser for emergency Gaza aid

Give money directly to Medical Aid for Palestinians using this link (or by clicking the banner below).

Rest assured, everything you donate will go straight to this organisation’s crucial work.

If you would like to do more, please consider setting up a regular gift. Also, if you’re a UK taxpayer, don’t forget to Gift Aid it – your donation will be worth 25% more.

More than 30,000 Palestinians are dead. The entire 2.2 million population in Gaza are facing crisis or worse levels of food insecurity. Over 300,000 have acute respiratory infections and 200,000 have cases of acute watery diarrhoea. Gaza’s 12 hospitals are semi-functioning at best, and children are being operated on without anaesthetic.

The National:

Your donations can literally save lives.

Below is a list of what your generous donation could go towards:

  • £25 for around 25 antibiotic injections used to treat respiratory tract infections and intra-abdominal infections.
  • £500 could buy 500 vials of intravenous paracetamol used for pain relief.
  • £1000 could buy 3000 oxygen connecting tubes, delivering oxygen from an oxygen tank to a patient’s respiratory tube through a nasal cannula or face mask, ensuring patients receive a continuous and controlled supply of oxygen.
  • £2500 could buy an ECG monitor, which records the electrical activity of the heart and providing crucial information about heart rate, rhythm, and potential abnormalities to help diagnose and monitor cardiac conditions.

Please consider supporting our emergency appeal and sharing the project with your friends and family.