During 2014, ABM’s quick responses to emergencies would not have been possible without the Global Rapid Response Fund. By having these available funds, we were able to provide immediate assistance to partners working in places such as Palestine and Iraq.
|AAH medical team treating a patient.|
The Al-Ahli Arab hospital, which was setup and is run by the Anglican/Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem, a Partner of ABM, was structurally damaged during the July airstrikes.
Its ventilation system in the operating theatre and the emergency room were damaged, and windows were broken in many buildings, as well as in the new diagnostic centre.
During the crisis, Al-Ahli staff maintained around-the-clock presence at the hospital, receiving wounded people and providing them with the critical medical care that they needed. Like other hospitals in Gaza, Al-Ahli Arab hospital was desperately short of medicine, fuel for electrical generators, food for patients and food for parcels for many in the community seeking help.
ABM was able to send funds to the hospital from its Global Rapid Response Fund to help with these urgent needs.
ABM continues to support the Al Ahli Arab Hospital so that they can continue to provide care for the many displaced and homeless people, children and women who are in need of psychosocial care, and for many still suffering as a result of the conflict. Read more.
Iraqi Christian Crisis
In August 2014, ABM sent $5,000 from its Global Rapid Response Fund to the ACT Alliance Appeal for Northern Iraq, to support Christians and other groups fleeing their homes, and the communities who are hosting them.
To date, ABM has raised $23,415 for this purpose.
ABM thanks all of our generous supporters who have made it possible for us and our Partners to respond effectively to disasters and emergencies around the world.