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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

  • Cardinal Rodriguez: Middle East is greatest crisis

Cardinal Rodriguez: Middle East is greatest crisis

  • 15 September 2014
Caritas Internationalis president on how the crises in Gaza, Syria, Iraq and the persecution of Christian and other minorities in the Middle East are the greatest emergency the world has faced since the end of the Second World War.
  • [Infographic] Middle East in crisis

[Infographic] Middle East in crisis

  • 5 September 2014
Caritas has helped almost 1 million people affected by the crises in Syria, Gaza and Iraq, but with turmoil deepening, needs are growing while resources shrink.

Palestine Photo Gallery

 

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