A team of doctors and vital medicine have been sent to Gaza, announced Dr Saqib Hussain Ansari, renowned haematologist and the general secretary of the Omair Sana Foundation, on Sunday.
Dr Ansari said that the number of victims has risen to a thousand while several thousands have been injured from Israeli attacks.
There is a grave scarcity of food and medicine due to continuous bombing and there are a limited number of doctors and paramedics available, he pointed out, adding that the entire healthcare infrastructure has collapsed.
According to the UN, 80 per cent of the dead are civilians and 30 per cent of them are children.
To help the Palestinians in their time of need, the foundation has prepared a team of doctors and vital medicines to send to the affected area in collaboration with the United Kingdom Islamic Mission.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 28th, 2014.