The Catholic Agency for Justice, Peace and Development


We support health education in the West Bank and Gaza where it can be difficult to get medical attention due to poverty, travel restrictions, and checkpoints in the occupied Palestinian territories.

Health Awareness Programme in West Bank and Gaza

The focus of this programme is on health education and screening of school students in Gaza, where the focus is on hygiene and psychosocial counselling, and the West Bank, where we concentrate on nutrition and hygiene. The programme aims to detect and treat diseases in primary school children and to support health education, concentrating on nutrition, oral health, personal hygiene and psychosocial counselling.

Read more about Caritas Jerusalem

Read Anna Robertson's blogs from a visit to Jerusalem (September 2013).

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand supports Caritas Jerusalem to bring relief to Gaza.

'Pray for the peace of Jerusalem'

The Peace Lamp project aims to raise awareness and pray for peace in the Holy Land. Read about it here.

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Tutu ana te puehu - Stirring up the dust