Founded in 1968, the Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS) is a national humanitarian organization. Since its establishment, it has catered to the health and welfare of the Palestinian people and others in need in the occupied Palestinian territories and the Diaspora. It has 4,200 employees in the West Bank, Gaza Strip, Lebanon, Syria, Egypt, and Iraq, in addition to its volunteer network of more than 20,000 people. PRCS strives to ease human suffering through its Emergency Medical Services (EMS), preventive and curative health care services, rehabilitation, volunteer activities, and programs promoting social and cultural development with a focus on the most vulnerable members of the society. PRCS also focuses on the dissemination of the humanitarian values and fundamental principles of the International Movement of the Red Cross and Red Crescent, in addition to International Humanitarian Law.
PRCS offers emergency aid and medical services during both political conflicts and natural disasters. Its disaster management services operate daily to respond to the basic needs of conflict victims and affected groups, including families under curfew, communities isolated by the blockade and the Wall, refugees, children, and adults. Services range from the provision of blankets, tents, kitchen utensils, and hygiene kits to the operation of mobile health units and the distribution of medicine.
For more information, visit the group’s website here.