Mission: The Palestine Children's Relief Fund is a registered non-political, non-profit, 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization that was established in 1991 by concerned people in the U.S. to address the medical and humanitarian crisis facing Palestinian youths in the Middle East.
Target demographics: provide sick and injured kids with the specialized medical care that isn't available to them locally.
Geographic areas served: Palestine, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Jordan
Programs: Free medical treatment for injured and sick children from the middle east, providing medical services to over 4,000 children during the year ended december 31, 2014.
development of a pediatric oncology department at a local hospital in palestine to care for children with cancer in that region and other programs administered in the gaza region.
Prior to my involvement with PCRF, I traveled to the Occupied Territories and Gaza in 2012. I witnessed the grossly inadequate medical facilities there. While in Gaza I saw that the work done by PCRF plays a substantial role in providing medical treatment of children that require surgery. Without PCRF many of the children would not have had the level of treatment that their condition requires.The medical missions (arranged by PCRF), by surgeons from around the world is vital and in many cases the surgery is life saving.
The PCRF is one of the most active, respected, transparent and hard-working nonprofits providing medical care for sick and injured kids in the Middle East. Each year, thousands of children get free medical care that they otherwise would not get, at very minimal admin costs.