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Caritas provides health care in Palestine

Caritas responds to the emergency needs of the people of Palestine– regardless of their race or religion. Caritas Jerusalem, Caritas Jordan and Caritas Syria were formed in 1967 to help both internal and external refugees trying to escape conflict.

Caritas continues to believe in peace and justice and to hope for a better future.

Caritas runs a medical centre and a mobile health clinic in Gaza and has trained a network of 180 community health agents. Gaza is a particular priority for Caritas as it is so very poor. Half the population is under 18 and unemployment stands at 30 percent.

In times of particular crisis, Caritas distributes clean drinking water, milk formula, food and blankets. Trauma and grief counseling is provided, as is financial support for people whose homes and livelihoods have been destroyed.


Caritas Updates from Palestine

  • Caritas appeals for help on behalf of Gazans

Caritas appeals for help on behalf of Gazans

  • 22 July 2014
The Caritas emergency programme will provide medical supplies and medicines to four hospitals plus fuel for generators. Two thousand families will receive food parcels and 500 families will be given blankets.
  • Spiritual and material help for Gazans

Spiritual and material help for Gazans

  • 17 July 2014
Caritas Jerusalem has appealed for an emergency help in Gaza, but sometimes what people really need is a listening ear or just a kind word.

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