The Australian Medical Association believes that all parties involved in the conflict in Israel and Gaza must respect the principles of medical neutrality during times of armed conflict and supports the World Medical Association's statement on medical neutrality.
Read our statement on the conflict
AMA members wondering how to help and support humanitarian efforts in Gaza may wish to consider donating to organisations such as the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), both of which are actively on the ground providing assistance and relief to those in need.
The ICRC is an impartial, neutral and independent organisation whose exclusive humanitarian mission is to protect the lives and dignity of affected populations and provide them with assistance. The Gaza Resilience Program aims to ensure that hostilities do not prevent people’s access to critical and essential services such as continued hospital electricity, reduced interruption of water supply and minimising electricity waste through improved management of electricity distribution. You can visit the ICRC's website if you would like to donate.
MSF is a neutral, impartial and independent organisation providing medical assistance to people affected by conflict, emergencies and lack of access to health care. Their humanitarian efforts in Gaza involve responding to the medical needs arising from the conflict including donating crucial medical supplies to hospitals and health facilities to address the shortage of drugs, consumables, and fuel for generators as well as providing surgical and inpatient care to those in need. You can visit the MSF Humanitarian Efforts in Gaza webpage if you would like to donate. As a member of the WMA, the AMA supports their continued advocacy in relation to the ongoing humanitarian situation in Gaza. You can read our statement on the conflict in Israel and Gaza on our website.
The AMA recognises the conflict and ensuing humanitarian crisis is causing great distress amongst healthcare workers in Australia and around the world. Australian doctors who are experiencing distress can contact Doctors4Doctors for support by visiting www.drs4drs.com.au.