In December 2008 Isaeli forces began bombardment of Gaza followed by a ground invasion in January 2009. 1,417 Palestinians and 3 Israelis civilians were killed and a total of almost 6,000 injured. In response to the desperate need for aid the Jordanian team, led by Martha Sara, jumped into action to do what they could to help. They liaised with UNWRA to establish what exactly was required. With the help of volunteers to assist and with funds they raised , they sourced, packed and shipped a total of 1000 domestic medical kits to Gaza. The kits included critical domestic medical items along with instructions translated into Arabic on how to use them.