The Palestine Children’s Relief Fund (PCRF) is a registered non-political, non-profit organization that was established in 1991 by concerned people to address the medical and humanitarian crisis facing Palestinian youths in the Middle East. It has since expanded to help suffering children from other Middle Eastern nations like Iraq, based only on their medical needs. The PCRF helps to locate free medical care for children from the Middle East who are unable to get the necessary and specialized treatment in their homeland.
The main objective of PCRF is to identify and treat every child in the Middle East in need of specialized surgery not available to them locally. We locate, sponsor and run volunteer medical missions to the Palestine and Lebanon’s camps and have provided thousands of injured and sick children life-saving surgery, as well as training for local medical personnel.
We also locate abroad free medical care for children who cannot be adequately treated in the Middle East. PCRF is the main organization regularly sending injured and sick Arab children to North America, the Middle East and Europe for free care that is not available to them there. Since 1991 over 1,000 children have been or currently are being treated outside of the Middle East through PCRF. Six injured children from Gaza are currently being treated for free in the USA, and another four are in Dubai, the UAE for free care.
PCRF also helps to improve the quality of medical care in the Middle East by sending medical equipment and supplies to the West Bank and Gaza Strip. PCRF has also trained Palestinian surgeons so they can treat patients there and has sent American medical personnel to the region to treat difficult cases and train medical personnel in country.
We rely on the kindness of many volunteers throughout the US who act as host families, volunteers and donors, enabling us to continue our humanitarian relief work. PCRF is strictly a grassroots volunteer organization that depends on the goodwill and support of people all over the world to provide relief and help for thousands of suffering children annually.