We are grateful for the celebrity ambassadors we have supporting MAP’s work and calling for the right to health and dignity for Palestinians living as refugees or under occupation.
We work with celebrities across many industries including entertainment, comedy, journalism, film, music, and literature. They give up their time and talent to support us and raise awareness of the unique health issues and challenges faced by the Palestinian people living under conflict, occupation and displacement. We are thankful to all those who have helped us in our campaigns, events and lobbying in order to call for health and dignity for Palestinians.
In 2017 we have a number of celebrity comedians supporting us at our 'Give it Up for Palestine' comedy show on 20th February at Leicester Square theatre. Acts include Bill Bailey, Sara Pascoe, Shazia Mirza, Jeremy Hardy, Alexei Sayle and Imran Yusuf.
For tickets and more information see here
With conflicts continuing to worsen across the Middle East, the ongoing humanitarian crisis affecting Gaza risks being forgotten.
A group of artists and celebrities have joined MAP to bring attention to some of the individual stories of Gaza’s residents, and support our call for an end to years of blockade and conflict which continue to blight their lives. These artists include Bill Bailey, David Morrissey, Camilla Rutherford, Yasmin Alibi-Brown, Bella Freud, Juliet Stevenson, Jeremy Hardy and Caryl Churchill.
The devastating 2014 military assault on Gaza killed over 2,000 Palestinians - 556 of whom were children - and injured 10,000 more. In the attacks, 17 hospitals and 56 clinics were damaged or destroyed, meaning that those with long-term injuries still struggle to receive the care they need. The almost decade-long blockade imposed by Israel and Egypt continues to stifle Gaza’s economy and prevents the import of the reconstruction materials needed to fully rebuild these healthcare centres, or the 19,000 homes also destroyed. The hidden scourge of chronic malnutrition threatens children’s lives, even basic medicines and medical disposables are at 'zero-stock' levels.
Gaza's suffering is a man-made disaster, which can and must be resolved through concerted political action. This is why MAP provides both direct medical relief inside Gaza, and campaigns for the lifting of the political impediments to Palestinian health.