Spirit Rosenberg from Great.com interviewed PCRF as part of their 'Great.com Talks With...' podcast. This series is an antidote to negative news stories that aims to shed light on organizations and experts whose work is making a positive impact on the world.
Providing Free Healthcare To Vulnerable Palestinian Children
A child should never be cut off from vital medical care simply because of their nationality, politics or religion. Steve Sosebee discussed how humanitarian work can save children caught in the crossfire of the Middle East’s political crises.
The Palestine Children’s Relief Fund is neither political nor religious; its sole focus is the children who have become victims of conflict. PCRF provides those in need with necessary medical care, while also investing in the Palestinian public health sector so that more life-saving treatment can be provided locally.
Steve explained that it’s important to take initial positive steps, no matter how daunting a problem like this might seem. By appealing to basic human values like freedom, equality and tolerance, huge progress is always possible. Since 1992, PCRF has sent over 2000 children for free medical care, while treating tens of thousands locally with an army of volunteer doctors. The organization has also opened pediatric cancer departments both in Gaza and the West Bank so that children do not have to leave their communities for treatment.
Listen to the whole interview to find out how the story of one maimed 10-year-old boy inspired a movement that now empowers international communities to reduce health inequality. You can also read about PCRF’s humanitarian projects and apply to be a volunteer.
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