Australian Lutheran World Service (ALWS) committed $50,000 to support the work of the Augusta Victoria Hospital in East Jerusalem as the humanitarian situation in Gaza rapidly deteriorated in late October.

ALWS is calling on members of the church to add their support to the relief effort through donations.

The August Victoria Hospital is owned and operated by ALWS partner, Lutheran World Federation, and serves five million Palestinians, many of whom are from the West Bank and Gaza. The hospital specialises in care for cancer patients and provides haemodialysis for kidney patients. Children also receive critical care. Forty per cent of the hospital’s patients come from Gaza. Since the war started, many patients either have been unable to go home or have been unable to access life-saving treatment.

Donations to ALWS can help people hurt by the crisis in Israel and Gaza by supporting the Augusta Victoria Hospital to provide life-saving medical care. ALWS funding has been going towards providing the hospital with medical supplies, meals and dignity kits for patients and essential transport.

Donations can be made at

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