The provision of aid to Gaza is a highly political issue, with aid supply being central to negotiations like the recent temporary ceasefire. If you can spare a few minutes, please consider e-mailing the following contacts to ask that urgent food and veterinary supplies for animals throughout Gaza be included in humanitarian aid convoys.
For Australian Citizens:
Dr Ralph King
Australian Ambassador to Israel
Her Excellency Ms Caroline Kennedy
Ambassador of the United States of America to Australia
For US citizens:
Call or email your Congressperson.
Find your legislators
By email here
For EU citizens:
Mr Maciej Popowski
Director General of the Directorate General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations Phone: +32 229 59910
You can find your national representatives here
Click your country on the map and then SHOW LIST on the right. You’ll be able to click their names and see links to their email and social media. At the bottom of the page, you will find each member’s phone number
Below is an example of what you may wish to include in your e-mail. Please consider this as an example — as always, it will be much more powerful in your own words.
I am deeply concerned about the catastrophic humanitarian disaster that is worsening in Gaza and the need for aid to reach those most vulnerable right now. Under One Health principles, I write to amplify the voices of the community in Gaza that cares for the animals who share their homes and support them in their daily lives — through working or companionship. I hold grave concerns for the welfare of both the people and animals in Gaza as the war continues, and I would like to take this opportunity to appeal to you to consider the urgent need for basic supplies to reach animals who are now impacted by starvation, illness and stranding.
I appreciate that this is a crisis situation and that humanitarian aid is in short supply. I simply ask that the animals of Gaza be considered and included in aid negotiations.
There is one animal protection organisation on the ground in Gaza, Sulala Society for Animal Care. They have hundreds of animals in their care, and many more need their care. They are trying to coordinate distribution of basic supplies among the community who are appealing for food to keep their animals alive. However, food supply has run out, and starvation is now impacting animals throughout all of Gaza.
We ask your decision-makers to please act as a matter of urgency.