Update - Ahli Arab Hospital

February 23, 2024

Situation Update of Ahli Arab Hospital (AAH)

In the heart of Gaza, amidst the rubble and echoes of conflict, stands the Al-Ahli Arab Hospital, a testament to resilience, hope, and unwavering dedication. As the only functioning hospital in the north of Gaza, the Al-Ahli Arab Hospital has been a beacon of light for countless families, offering medical care and shelter in times of desperate need. However, today, this beacon flickers amidst unprecedented challenges.

For the first time in its history, the hospital faces a dire situation: zero fuel stock. This unprecedented shortage has massively impacted its ability to function effectively, limiting operations and reducing its capacity to serve those in need. The hospital is managing to perform 13 operations per day and cater to 300 outpatients.

Despite transitioning to solar power, the hospital's efforts to sustain its operations have been hampered, as it currently runs at only 30% capacity. The significance of this cannot be overstated, as the Al-Ahli Arab Hospital is the only glimmer of hope for medical assistance in the north of Gaza.

The hospital has been fortunate to receive a good stock of medical supplies last week from the United Palestinian Appeal (UPA), yet the rate of consumption is alarmingly high. This situation is mirrored in the struggle to secure food supplies. With the World Food Programme (WFP) suspending operations in northern Gaza, the hospital has become a sanctuary for many, necessitating a large stock of food to cater to those sheltering within its walls, including all hospital staff and their families. However, the entry of trucks with essential supplies has been significantly limited, further straining the hospital's ability to provide.

Despite these daunting challenges, the spirit of the Al-Ahli Arab Hospital remains unbroken. The hospital staff's dedication to serving their community shines as a beacon of hope. Yet, the reality remains that without immediate and substantial support, their ability to continue providing lifesaving care and shelter is in jeopardy.

This is where you can make a difference. The Al-Ahli Arab Hospital urgently needs your help to navigate through these trying times. Your donation to our emergency appeal can light the way for the hospital to restore its full capacity, ensuring that it continues to serve as a sanctuary of healing and hope.

Every contribution will help secure essential fuel, repair the solar power infrastructure, replenish medical and food supplies, and sustain the hospital's life-saving services. Together, we can ensure that the Al-Ahli Arab Hospital continues to stand as a beacon of hope, resilience, and care for all those in need.