Help if you're in Israel or the Occupied Palestinian Territory
Get information on how the British Red Cross can help if you're a UK national in Israel or the Occupied Palestinian Territory.
The British Red Cross is supporting people in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory if you're a UK national.
The information on this page will help you get support and answer questions about what you should do.
How do I contact the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FDCO)?
If you are a UK national you should register your presence with the FCDO or phone them via their contact numbers, which can be found on the FCDO website.
I have been booked onto flights, but I have had no information regarding them yet. What should I do?
If you have registered your presence with the FCDO and have been confirmed on flights, you should wait for further information from the FCDO directly. If you are concerned or have any specific questions you should contact the FCDO on 020 7008 5000.
I am in Israel or the Occupied Palestinian Territory and need support. What should I do?
If you are a UK national, you should register your presence with the FCDO. If you would like emotional support and someone to talk to, you can phone the British Red Cross on 0203 417 0260.
I have reached safety and no longer need support, who should I contact?
If you are a UK national who has previously registered with the FCDO and no longer need any support, you should contact the FCDO to let them know that you have reached a place of safety.
I have a medical condition and don’t know what to do.
If you are a UK national, you should register your presence with the FCDO, and let them know that you have a medical condition and are at a high risk.
Get the link for registering your presence, as well as additional numbers that you can contact the FCDO on.
I know people in Israel or the Occupied Palestinian Territory. Should I travel there to support them?
The FCDO are currently advising against all but essential travel to Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory, and against all travel to a number of locations. Get the most up to date advice.
If you are in the UK and are concerned about a family member or friend who is in Israel or the Occupied Palestinian Territory call the FCDO on 0176 766 760.
How can I support the people of Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory?
While well intentioned, donations of food, clothing and other items are not currently the best or quickest way to help people in need. There are huge costs involved in shipping these items, so local purchases of food and clothing are more effective, and cash transfers to the region provide the flexibility to our colleagues on the ground.
The best and quickest way to help people affected is by donating to our Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territory Appeal.
Emotional support for anyone affected by the situation in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory.
If you are in the UK and concerned about a friend or family member who is in Israel or the Occupied Palestinian Territories, please call the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on 020 7008 5000.
Resources for additional support:
- Help if your family is in an emergency overseas
- Psychosocial support
- Understanding and dealing with stress
- Get support for your wellbeing and mental health
- Coping with scary and distressing memories
- Coping with distressing events in the news