Palestine Children’s Relief Fund

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.

Palestine Children’s Relief Fund
Professor Dominique Metres, a paediatric cardiac surgeon from France, checks on a baby after life-saving open-heart surgery in Makassed Hospital in East Jerusalem
Palestine Children’s Relief Fund
Dawoud Abu Armana (9 years old, from Gaza) recovers after being treated for a severe head injury after an Israeli tank shell struck his home. He is being treated at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio

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.

Palestine Children’s Relief Fund

How to donate

If you would like to support Elham’s expedition by donating to Palestine Children’s Relief Fund, you can do so online by clicking this button:

Donate to PCRF now via PayPal

or by sending a cheque to:

Danielle Wilson
CS-PR Group
Building 1
Dubai Internet City
PO Box 73030
United Arab Emirates

Please make your cheques payable to Palestine Children’s Relief Fund and write “NORTH POLE” on the back of the cheque.

Other charities

Elham is also supporting Promoting Equality in African Schools through her expedition.