Crossing the Divide 

There are many children in the West Bank and Gaza who require regular treatment for chronic illnesses such as Cystic Fibrosis, kidney disease and cancer and although there are satellite clinics and outreach programmes in some of these areas, facilities and staff are limited. Children requiring more complex treatments like chemotherapy, radiotherapy and kidney dialysis must travel to Israel for treatment which involves complex applications for permits and funding for transport and in war time it becomes more difficult. 

During the war between Israel and Gaza in 2014 we visited the region to highlight the need for a humanitarian corridor for sick and injured children in need of specialist treatment.  

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Gaza has sustained extensive war damage during the ongoing conflict with Israel