Gaza Emergency Appeal
16 November 2023


Last month we issued a statement calling for a ceasefire.
As the weeks have passed, and the death toll has increased, we have continued to watch the news in horror.

Today, on behalf of ASU members, we have made a donation to APHEDA's Gaza Emergency Appeal.

With your support, Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA's partner organisation MA'AN Development Center will work with local organisations to provide access to water, food, medical supplies and shelter; psychosocial support for families and individuals; and dignity and hygiene kits for displaced people.

The Australian Services Union is committed to peace and international solidarity.

We acknowledge the work of ASU members in aid organisations such as Amnesty International, UNHCR, APHEDA and ActionAid.


Actions ASU members can take:

The ASU is proud to be a founding member of APAN. APAN was established in 2011 and is made up of many thousands of Australians who are concerned about Israel’s continuing human rights abuses against Palestinians, and the continuing effects of dispossession and displacement. APAN members include grassroots human rights groups; Jewish and Palestinian groups; aid and development agencies; and unions. Find out more about APAN's important work here.


The ASU is a proud partner with Union Aid Abroad - Apheda, the global justice organisation of the Australian union movement.
Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA works to support stronger union and social movements in thirteen locations in Southeast Asia, the Pacific, the Middle East, and Southern Africa and are  currently running an urgent fundraiser appeal for Gaza.

I love being a member of the ASU because as a collective we make a difference in the lives of all of the workers across the community sector
Josephine ASU member