Sony, Devolver, and other companies donate to Israel and Gaza humanitarian relief

Sony has donated US $2 million to support humanitarian relief efforts in Israel and Gaza.
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Sony has announced a significant US $2 million donation for humanitarian aid organisations working to support those impacted by the ongoing conflict in Israel and Gaza, leading a wave of support from the global games industry.

The funds provided are being allocated to the Japanese Red Cross Society and the United Nations Children’s Fund, both non-profits working to provide healthcare and shelter across both regions. In addition, Sony has announced it will match the donations of its employees, to continue providing support where necessary.

“Sony respects and supports the human rights of all people,” the company said. “We strongly oppose terrorism, violence against civilians, hate, and other acts that threaten human life, livelihood, and dignity, and wish for the restoration of peace in the region.”

Devolver Digital has also announced it has made a significant donation to aid organisations working to support displaced Palestinian refugees, with an unspecified amount going towards the United Nations Relief and Works Agency.

“We’ve donated to United Nations Relief and Works Agency who are providing humanitarian aid to Palestinian families, we ask you to consider donating if you’re able,” the publisher posted on Twitter/X.

Elsewhere, an array of game publishers and developers have joined the cause, with studios including InnerSloth (Among Us) announcing their own donations, and encouraging others to do the same, and to lobby for an end to the Israel-Gaza conflict.

“We’ve donated to the Palestine Children’s Relief Fund, and we urge you to write to your local government for a ceasefire,” InnerSloth said on Twitter/X. “Collective action can do so much.”

Those in a position to donate are encouraged to support non-profit organisations working in Israel and Gaza, including: The Palestine Children’s Relief Fund, The United Nations Relief and Works Agency, and UNICEF.

Leah J. Williams is a gaming and entertainment journalist who's spent years writing about the games industry, her love for The Sims 2 on Nintendo DS and every piece of weird history she knows. You can find her tweeting @legenette most days.