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Displaced Palestinian children sit outside a classroom after they fled from their home to a United Nations-run school in Gaza City November 21, 2012. Credits: REUTERS/Suhaib Salem courtesy of

Now there’s a ceasefire in Gaza, assisting communities in the Strip is of the highest priority.

The week-long war between Gaza and Israel has left many people in desperate need of medical items, drinking water and blankets, among other things.

Caritas Jerusalem’s health team – two coordinators, medical staff and two psychiatrists – are making an assessment of the emergency needs of Gazans.

Caritas Jerusalem’s work will be mainly through its mobile clinic, the medical centre and also through the 180 community agents who they trained to help with the local population’s health needs.