Supporting the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem and the Middle East

Report
from Episcopal Relief and Development
Published on 15 Jan 2020 View Original

Episcopal Relief & Development is supporting the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem with funding for food, medical care and fuel as it responds to urgent humanitarian needs due to the current Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

With the support of Episcopal Relief & Development and other community agencies, the diocese’s Al-Ahli Hospital in Gaza is providing emergency assistance to those affected by the ongoing bombing and violence. This support has enabled the hospital to buy fuel to run its generators, which are crucial during frequent and prolonged electricity outages. Medication and other critical medical supplies such as physical therapy equipment, orthopedic screws and plates enable the hospital to respond to emergency needs. The Al-Ahli Hospital is also providing counseling and psycho-social assistance.

Episcopal Relief & Development is also supporting the diocese with funding for a portion of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Centre’s medical staff. The centre specializes in the rehabilitation of children with disabilities. This funding will enable the Princess Basma Centre to continue to provide critical interventions and treatments for this vulnerable population.

“Please continue to pray for our partners in the Holy Land and the communities they serve, and for all those who are affected by the conflict,” said Nagulan Nessiah, Senior Program Officer, Disaster Response and Risk Reduction for Episcopal Relief & Development.