ABCD improves the lives of children with disabilities
across Palestine regardless of faith, race or gender

Humanity

The child, their family, their community and the therapists supporting them are at the heart of everything we do .

Neutrality

No matter what the situation is, ABCD will continue to support the most vulnerable wherever they are

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We remain independent, focussing on the needs of the children our partners work with.

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We support communities regardless of faith, race or gender.

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Jalazone Refugee Camp

Jalazone Refugee Camp near Ramallah opened in 1948. Originally built for 3,500 residents for displaced families, the camp now houses 15,000.

Jalazone

Jalazone Refugee Camp occupies two square kilometres, the same footprint as in 1948. Schools for Camp children, run by UNWRA (United Nations Works Relief Agency) had to be built outside the camp, presenting problems due to an Israeli Settlement, Bet El, nearby. The tension between the Camp’s residents and those of the Settlement is an everyday occurrence.

Life for children in this camp is particularly harsh. Unemployment stands at 60%, there are high levels of disability with limited services. The supply of water to the camp is often rationed, and extreme poverty and overcrowding prevail.

Jalazone Rehabilitation Centre was in poor conditions and in dire need of refurbishment and equipment. ABCD has refurbished the space, supported the delivery of a range of treatment and provided up to date equipment.

With your help, Jalazone Refugee Camp Rehabilitation Centre can contintue to diagnose and support children with:

  • Physical difficulties
  • Learning disabilities
  • Hearing issues
  • Visual Impairment
  • Autism
  • Trauma

 

Jalazone Refugee Camp
Jalazone - before renovation
Jalazone Refugee Camp
Jalazone - After ABCD Funding
Jalazone Refugee Camp
Consultant speaking with Adam's mother about his care needs
Aysha – one of the beneficiaries
Aysha – one of the beneficiaries
Jalazone – Occupational Therapy
Jalazone – Occupational Therapy
Jalazone – Physio during a visit by ABCD’s Founder, Val Jourdan
Jalazone – Physio during a visit by ABCD’s Founder, Val Jourdan
Jalazone Refugee Camp
Jalazone Refugee Camp
Jalazone – social activities for children with disabilities and their families, with the ABCD 2019 Marathon Team
Jalazone – social activities for children with disabilities and their families, with the ABCD 2019 Marathon Team
Jalazone - Physiotherapy
Balancing during physiotherapy

How You Can Help

The economic situation continues to deterioriate across the region, and all our partners need your support to keep meeting the needs of their communities. Please help them by clicking here to donate today. 

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