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Israel/Palestine

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Thousands of families in Gaza lack the essential services and support needed to live healthy, safe and prosperous lives. Your support is helping to deliver essential healthcare services for vulnerable families, in particular women and children, as well as providing vocational training courses to help young people earn a living.

Key Facts

2013 Global Peace Index ranking of 162 countries: 150

57% of Gaza households are food insecure

80% of Gaza households are aid recipients
Our Work Here

Your support is helping to provide healthcare services for vulnerable families, in particular women and children, as well as vocational training courses to help young people earn a living. You’re also helping to provide a protective presence to vulnerable communities living in the West Bank and supporting nonviolent action for peace.

How you’re helping


Your support is helping Act for Peace’s partners, the Near East Council of Churches Department of Service to Palestinian Refugees (DSPR), operate three primary health care clinics in the Gaza Strip. These healthcare clinics provide vital services to vulnerable and economically disadvantaged people, including pre and post-natal care for mother and baby, nutritional support, the provision of free prescribed medicine and dental care and. Psychosocial support for new mothers and people who have suffered trauma helps to prevent serious mental health problems from developing in the future.

With your help, DSPR also delivers vocational training courses for youth including metal work, carpentry, secretarial and English language studies and dressmaking, to provide young people in Gaza with the practical skills and experience to gain employment and support themselves and their families.