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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

  • Renewed Gaza conflict threatens relief effort

Renewed Gaza conflict threatens relief effort

  • 22 August 2014
Caritas staff in Gaza had been able to take advantage of a now dead ceasefire to deliver essential aid to the worst-hit areas. Now the fighting has resumed, it’s preventing Caritas reaching all those in need.
  • 24 hours in Gaza

24 hours in Gaza

  • 5 August 2014
Caritas staff continue to provide aid and medical care to the people of Gaza. One of them talks about his daily life.

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