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Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively donate $1 million to support children in Israel and Gaza

Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively donate $1 million to support children in Israel and Gaza

The Hollywood power couple have dug deep as the unfolding humanitarian crisis continues to unfold.

Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively have donated $1 million to support children in Israel and Gaza.

An unfolding crisis has erupted in the Middle East following a Hamas terrorist attack on Israel.

More than 1,400 people were killed in those coordinated attacks last weekend and the Israel Defence Force wasted no time in retaliating.

A barrage of airstrikes have decimated parts of Gaza, with whole neighborhoods destroyed.

At least 2,600 people in Gaza have been killed as a result of that military campaign, according to CNN, and tens of thousands are trying to evacuate from the Strip.

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Reynolds and Lively have dug deep into their pockets and sent $1 million to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) 'to help children in Israel and Gaza', a representative for the couple has confirmed to UNILAD.

The ICRC has been on the ground in Gaza for decades trying to help repair the city's infrastructure following outbreaks of conflict.

According to their website, the ICRC has dispatched a truck of medical supplies to a hospital in Gaza and they have also donated stretchers to the Ministry of Health in Gaza.

They're also trying to ensure people in Gaza have access to safe drinking water.

"A first assessment of the damage to sewage and water treatment and distribution systems is ongoing," it said on its website.

"Two vital desalination plants that ensure clean water, as well as three wastewater plants, are out of order or lie dormant due to electricity shortages.

"In addition, Gaza's major hospitals risk shutting down due to low fuel supplies."

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The organization is also assisting families as they search for missing loved ones who might have been captured by opposing forces, taken hostage, or killed during the conflict.

"Our offices on both sides are overwhelmed with phone calls from people enquiring about the possible whereabouts of their missing loved ones," they said.

"We are doing our best to accompany them in these moments of distress. With our Movement partners, we will try to locate the missing and provide answers as soon as the situation will permit."

Aid groups in Gaza say they are quickly running out of supplies as the situation worsens, according to CNN, and Israel says it is preparing a possible ground offensive into the region in the coming days.

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Topics: Ryan Reynolds, Celebrity, Israel