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In response to the deepening economic and social crisis in Palestine, the PCRF launched a new program in the first half of 2002 to provide humanitarian assistance to needy children with disabilities, whose families are too poor to provide them the medicine or care that they need. There are currently thousands of sick and injured Arab children in the Middle East suffering from mental or physical handicaps and who are unable to receive the necessary care they need to function normally in society. With the current deterioration of the economic and social situation in Palestine, it has become more and more difficult for poor families to provide these children with the medical care that they badly need. The PCRF’s “Child Sponsorship Program” is designed to provide these sick and injured children support by matching them with donors and sponsors who will help cover the costs of such humanitarian things as medication and therapy.
here are many children in Palestine, Lebanon and Syria in need of sponsorship for a specific medical need, such as a brace or device that their family is too poor to afford, but which will improve their lives significantly. The PCRF is committed to helping every child we can get the humanitarian support they need and deserve and offer concerned people outside a chance to make a difference in the lives of our children by sponsoring one-time for this child whatever it is that is needed to help them have a better life and future.
This child sponsorship project is one of the first to give donors the ability to help and witness the progress of an individual child through their generous support. The sponsorship of every child is a one year agreement which is renewable at the end of the sponsorship period. Each sponsor is given a personal file and photo of the child they are sponsoring, including a medical and social reports, as well as bi-annual progress reports illustrating how their contribution has helped the child. Constant follow-ups by PCRF social workers ensure that the funds are used for the stated humanitarian purposes. We currently have dozens of sick and injured Arab children waiting for a sponsor to enable them to overcome their disabilities.