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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 Jerusalem is deeply concerned by the escalation of violence and widespread loss of civilian life in the occupied Palestinian territory and in Israel. In a statement, Caritas Jerusalem condemned attacks against Palestinian and Israeli civilians.
Caritas Jerusalem is increasingly concerned about the escalating violence in the West Bank between Israeli settlers and Palestinians.
Sr Bridget Tighe is helping Caritas in Gaza respond to the needs of a people living in poverty and misery. She reflects on the 5th month of her mission.
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