The Catholic Agency for Justice, Peace and Development


Our Peace in the Middle East Fund supports the humanitarian response in Gaza, where ongoing conflict causes deaths, casualties and destruction of housing and infrastructure.

The initial focus for fundraising through the Peace in the Middle East campaign was on providing medical assistance, food and other necessities through our partner organisation Caritas Jerusalem to the thousands of vulnerable people affected by the 2014 war in Gaza. More than 2,000 Palestinians were killed - including over 400 children. Many homes were destroyed leaving housing in Gaza at a premium.

Caritas continues to work in Gaza where more than 1 in 3 children suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder.

We support health education in the West Bank covering a wide range of services, including psychology, dentistry, general physician and nursing.

A programme we support at Bethlehem University aims to increase the employment options for women and youth in local and self-employment opportunities through running entrepreneur workshops and teaching practical skills like baking.

We pledged an initial $20,000 to support the humanitarian response and continue to collect donations for both humanitarian aid and to continue the ongoing health programmes we support in Palestine.

You can help by donating to our Peace in the Middle East fund.

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