[Conflict in Gaza and West Bank] Singapore Red Cross Launches Public Appeal to Provide Emergency Response to Affected Communities

Singapore, 25 May 2021 - In response to the conflict, and rapidly deteriorating humanitarian situation in Gaza and the West Bank, the Singapore Red Cross (SRC) has launched a public appeal to support the affected and vulnerable communities in the region. The Singapore Government will donate US$100,000 as seed money for the appeal. Working closely with the International Federation of Red Cross Red and Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement Partners, the aid will be channeled towards emergency medical equipment and supplies, as well as food and non-food relief items that will be distributed in displaced shelters for affected communities.

Mr Benjamin William, Secretary General and CEO of Singapore Red Cross, said, “The conflict in the region is a complex and protracted one. Many families have lost loved ones on both sides of the conflict, and we offer our condolences to them. At the same time, the humanitarian situation in Gaza has deteriorated significantly.  In addition to medical support for those suffering injuries, it is also critical that we provide food and non-food relief items for those displaced as a result of the conflict. SRC will continue to work closely with our Red Cross Red Crescent Movement partners and stand ready to assist further, if necessary.”

SRC has also activated its “Restoring Family Links” (RFL) service to assist Singaporeans and others to locate their immediate family members who may have been affected by the disaster with whom they have difficulty in contacting. For assistance, please contact SRC.

Gaza and West Bank Conflict Response

Online donation - Gving.sg, GIVE.ASIA 

Cheque donation - Please make cheque payable to ‘Singapore Red Cross Society’, to be posted to Red Cross House, 15 Penang Lane, Singapore 238486. Please leave your name, postal address and indicate "Gaza Response"

PayNow - to UEN S86CC0370EBLD or scan the QR code. Please indicate Gaza Response’ under Bill Reference.

Fund Transfer - Select "Transfer Money" > Go to "One-Time Transfer" > Click "To other bank" > Key in “SINGAPORE RED CROSS” > Select “HSBC  (Corporate)” > Enter account no. “142038546004” > Key in the amount you would like to donate> Input " Gaza Response" under Comments.


  • Donations to overseas efforts are not tax-deductible.
  • In the event that donations exceed the expenses incurred by Singapore Red Cross in this specific disaster response, any surplus or unspent money, after three years from the date of inception of the fund, can be used to prepare for and serve communities affected by other disasters or may be used to complement or to sustain projects undertaken by SRC in helping the vulnerable in areas affected by disasters.