UPDATE: We have now raised more than £45,000 as part of the fundraiser. The target is now £50,000 by this Saturday.

THE National is officially launching a fundraiser with Medical Aid for Palestinians today, looking to raise money to help with the increasingly deteriorating humanitarian situation in Gaza.

Men, women and children are literally starving. More than 30,000 Palestinians are dead, more than 70,000 have been injured. And the humanitarian situation is only getting worse.

The National has been historically supportive of the Palestinian people. You can see it in our coverage – from our front pages to our exclusive Diaries from Gaza series. But we want to extend those words of solidarity to something more tangible.

That’s why we are launching this week-long fundraiser on behalf of Medical Aid for Palestinians – one of the only organisations able to provide aid on the ground in Gaza right now. We will also be releasing exclusive content throughout the week until next Saturday March 16, highlighting the dire humanitarian situation and what we can do to help. 


The National supports Medical Aid for Palestinians campaign is looking to raise £50,000 by this Saturday. And it’s a goal we certainly want to surpass.

We're encouraging our readers to donate (click the banner below) what they can and help raise money directly to Medical Aid for Palestinians using this link. Rest assured, everything you donate will go straight to this organisation’s crucial work.

Your donations can literally save lives.

The WHO has previously warned that disease could kill more Palestinians than bombs as disease and infection spreads in densely populated areas like Rafah, where 1.5 million people are taking refuge.

The National:

Your £25 donation would buy 25 antibiotic injections used to treat respiratory tract infections and intra-abdominal infections.

In Gaza’s collapsing health system – where only 17% of primary healthcare centres are still operational – injured children are being operated on without anaesthetic or pain killers.

£500 of your money could buy 500 vials of intravenous paracetamol used for pain relief.

Deaths are slow, painful and too often preventable.

The National:

£1000 could buy 3000 oxygen connecting tubes, delivering oxygen from an oxygen tank to a patient’s respiratory tube through a nasal cannula or face mask, ensuring patients receive a continuous and controlled supply of oxygen.

Gaza’s 12 partially functioning hospitals are being bombarded, and crucial equipment damaged beyond repair at their greatest time of need.

£2500 could buy an ECG monitor, which records the electrical activity of the heart and providing crucial information about heart rate, rhythm, and potential abnormalities to help diagnose and monitor cardiac conditions.

This isn’t a political campaign. It has been endorsed by every Scottish party leader – from First Minister Humza Yousaf to Douglas Ross, Anas Sarwar, Patrick Harvie and Lorna Slater, Alex Cole-Hamilton and Alex Salmond.

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Donations play a key role in alleviating the suffering of the Palestinian people, a way in which you can make a real tangible difference.

MAP has been working in Palestine for 40 years, and are working tirelessly under the most tiring circumstances to ensure people get the healthcare they need and deserve.

This is often at the risk of death. Since October 7 2023, at least 340 healthcare workers have been killed while more than 160 others have been detained, according to Gaza’s Ministry of Health.

The least their bravery deserves is the medication and equipment they need to do their job.

Donate today (click the banner below) – we have a duty to the people of Gaza at their greatest time of need.