General Conference

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United Methodists are responding to the urgent call from Palestinian Christians in
Kairos Palestine:  A Moment of Truth,  to end the Israeli occupation and achieve a just peace in the Holy Land.. UMKR seeks – through nonviolent action and in partnership with Christians in Palestine – freedom, justice, and equality for all Palestinians and Israelis.

UMKR needs your support for our work to continue

General Conference has been post-poned, but our justice legislation

is still vital and needs your support.

LEARN more about it:

Humanitarian and solidarity

organizations alike are racing to help

Palestinians during the Covid-19

pandemic. They need all the help

they can get! See below some

suggestions for where you might

provide direct aid for those who are being hardest hit by this crisis.

Do you have a humanitarian organization or campaign to suggest?

Let us know: info@kairosresponse.org

FYI:

United Nations Covid-19 Response Plan
for the Occupied Palestinian Territory

Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
The humanitarian community
in the occupied

Palestinian  territory has released a detailed

plan aimed atpreventing further transmission

of COVID-19 and mitigating the worst effects

of the pandemic, laying the foundations for

the Government of Palestine’s response plan.

To implement the plan, they are urgently

requesting $34 million to be donated.
See the summary
Download the full plan

An Appeal from UMKR


UMKR has important church legislation for our denomination's global General Conference, to be held in 2021. These resolutions address:

protecting Palestinian children,
defending the right to boycott,
divesting from the bonds of occupation governments, and other timely justice issues.


We also have BIG PLANS for educating

A LOT of people throughout our church about Palestinian rights, with literature, displays, speakers, meals, and witness actions!


With very limited resources, UMKR has made a BIG  impact in the global United Methodist Church! Groundbreaking divestment and boycott actions by the UMC would never have happened without UMKR's advocacy AND all the extraordinary partners and allies who helped us.


General Conference is always our BEST OPPORTUNITY to make a worldwide impactfor Palestinian rights throughout our denomination.


But, if we are to succeed in advocating for justice with thousands of United Methodists who come to General Conference from four continents,WE NEED YOUR HELP!


Click the green button and take action now:






Please give as generously as you can, and

know that whatever you are able to give

will be greatly appreciated.

​​​​​​DIRECT  AID

during COVID-19

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UNRWA
This United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees  is the #1 source of humanitarian aid for millions of Palestinians. UNRWA's multi-faceted aid provides food, medicine  and medical personnel, housing, education, and so much more. The Trump administration shocked the world when it cut all humanitarian aid to the Palestinian people, thereby drastically cutting a large portion of UNRWA's budget. Since then, UNRWA has been struggling to replace that aid; they have been forced to cut programs that are millions of Palestinians' only lifeline. 
UNRWA is truly on the frontlines of the battle with Covid-19 in Palestine.

Learn more about the vital need to support UNRWA on this page.
For Everyone: 
Donate to UNRWA
For US taxpayers, Donate to
unrwausa.org
(tax deductible in the US)
Or mail a check to:
UNRWA USA,  1875 Connecticut Ave NW,  Tenth Floor
Washington, DC 20009







Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP)
MAP is a UK organization working for the health and dignity of Palestinians living under occupation and as refugees. MAP provides immediate medical aid to those in great need, while also developing local capacity and skills to ensure the long-term development of the Palestinian healthcare system. 
Learn more about their Covid-19 work in the Occupied Territories and Lebanon

Donate at their website






MECA: Emergency Aid for Gaza
As the first cases of coronavirus are confirmed in Gaza, MECA asks for donations to purchase and deliver basic hygiene supplies, antibiotics, vitamins, pain medication, and medicine to treat life-threatening diarrhea and provide other routine and emergency medical care for tens of thousands of patients in Gaza. Donate online







Palestine's Coronavirus Relief Fund
from
Rebuilding Alliance
Rebuilding Alliance is successfully sending aid to (NGO) partners in Palestine. Our Palestinian partners need your help to provide protection suits to health care workers in Gaza and the West Bank, and get ICU equipment to NGO hospitals incl. ventilators. In Bethlehem, Holy Land Trust is delivering food, hand sanitizer to people in quarantine. In Gaza, the Women's Program Center, Youth Vision, Al Basma Club for the Disabled, and Al Amal Society are providing hygiene kits, and food to families. We will buy masks, gloves, and protection suits from Gaza factories.

Donate at GlobalGiving.org








Protect Elders in Palestine from Covid-19

From AFSC: American Friends Service Committee (Quaker)

As COVID-19 continues to spread, help fund our important work aiding communities in Palestine who are most at risk for infection, including housebound and impoverished seniors in Gaza, and our ongoing work for peace in the region. 
Your generous gift today will provide:
•    Basic protection and sanitation supplies—including soap, hand sanitizer, house cleaning products, masks.
•    Educational materials on COVID-19 to people without access to these products.
•    Advocacy for policy changes in the U.S. and the region to end human rights abuses and improve access to essential services and supplies. 
Learn more about this campaign
Donate here