The Gaza strip is affected by a severe humanitarian crisis caused by a 10-year Israeli economic embargo, three successive wars and a drastic reduction in US aid. Development and Peace – Caritas Canada has supported Caritas Jerusalem for nearly 50 years by working to alleviate the suffering of the people in the Gaza Strip. Since the resurgence of violence in 2014, the organization has continued to partner with Caritas Jerusalem to provide medical assistance and other basic necessities to Palestinians living in the Gaza strip.
To mark the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, here is a message from Sr. Bridget Tighe, General Director of Caritas Jerusalem:
Click here to download the letter in PDF format.