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The devastating conflict in Israel and Gaza has so far taken the lives of over 18,000 Palestinians and tens of thousands more are reportedly injured. An estimated 1.9 million people in Gaza (nearly 85 per cent of the population) have been internally displaced, many of them multiple times.

This Lent, hold a collection or fundraiser in your parish to get families in the Holy Land the help they urgently need.

How can my parish respond to the Israeli-Palestinian Crisis?

  1. Hold a collection - Use our downloadable resources below to hold a collection for CAFOD's Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Appeal after Masses in your parish. You can order 'Emergency' collection envelopes from the CAFOD Shop so supporters can Gift Aid their donations too.

  2. Fundraise for CAFOD this Lent- Hold a fundraising event in your parish. Come together as a parish to enjoy a simple community lunch, you can find all the resources you need to plan your lunch here, or visit our A-Z of fundraising for an even longer list of ideas.

  3. Call for a ceasefire - Join CAFOD -our staff, our supporters and our volunteers- as we write to the Foreign Secretary to call for an immediate end to the violence on both sides and progress towards a lasting peace.

  4. Pray for peace - Come together as a parish, joining with the Pope and with people of all faiths around the world as we pray for peace in the Holy Land this year.

  5. Send in your Harvest and Advent fundraising - Please also remember to send in your recent Harvest fundraising – this funding is how we are able to respond quickly when disasters hit.

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How is CAFOD responding to the Israeli-Palestinian Crisis?

We are working closely with our local partners in Gaza to reach those who have been affected by the conflict, supporting 10,000 families with vouchers to purchase essentials like food, water and bedding and providing shelter support and solar lanterns where electricity has failed. We’re also supporting local emergency support groups to give psychological support and trauma counselling.

Sadly staff and volunteers in our partner organisations have already lost their lives in this conflict. Your support and prayers for those putting their lives at risk to help are needed now more than ever.

Finally, let us pray for all innocent victims. The suffering of the innocent before God has a precious and redemptive value because it is united with the redemptive suffering of Christ. May their suffering bring peace ever closer.

Cardinal Pizzaballa, Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem

Fundraising tools and advice

CAFOD online shop

Visit our online shop to order fundraising resources like posters, collection boxes and lanyards.

How to pay in your fundraising

Advice on how to send us the donations you worked so hard to raise using our website, or by post, phone or bank transfer.

Contactless fundraising

Contactless for CAFOD

Make donating as easy as tapping a card this Fast Day by signing up for a contactless account with CAFOD.

Order a card reader device now or give it a try first with the new 'Tap to Pay' function. You can be set up in minutes and start collecting donations using just your phone!

Find out more by visiting our contactless webpage or get in touch with us at contactless@cafod.org.uk for additional questions and support.