Palestine Children's Relief Fund (PCRF)

Palestine Children's Relief Fund (PCRF) is a US-based nonprofit operating in the Middle East with 25 fundraising chapters around the world. Since its founding in 1991, PCRF has helped more than 2,000 children affected by conflict-injuries, and sent thousands to the United States, Europe, and other Arab countries for treatment, surgery, and customised prosthetics.

  • Organisation type Nonprofit
  • Year founded 1991
  • Headquartered Ohio
  • Registration Palestine · Jordan · Lebanon · United States
  • Website

Related sustainable development goals

  • Good Health and Well-Being
  • Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
  • Reduced Inequalities
  • Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Focus areas

Focus sectors

  • Health
    • Diseases and conditions
      • Genetic conditions and birth defects
      • Cancers
      • Musculoskeletal diseases
      • Heart and circulatory system diseases
    • Medical support services
      • Prosthetics
    • Healthcare access
    • In-patient care
    • Medical specialities
      • Cardiology
      • Orthopedics
      • Pediatrics
      • Oncology
      • Surgery
    • Health care quality
    • Out-patient care
  • Legal and courts
    • Disasters and emergency management
      • Disaster relief
  • Philanthropy
    • Nonprofits
    • Voluntarism

Focus populations

  • Chronically ill people
  • Internally displaced people
  • Parents
  • Refugees and displaced people
  • Terminally ill people
  • Victims and oppressed people
  • Victims of conflict and war

Focus geographies

  • Middle East
    • Lebanon
    • Palestine
    • Jordan


  • Humanitarian programmes and projects
    Organising sponsorship programmes for donors looking to contribute to paediatric mental health, monthly sponsorships of handicapped children, supporting orphans in Gaza, and refugee food aid. PCRF also implements humanitarian projects to support Palestinian children with food, hygiene, education, access to energy, peer support, and recreational activities and sporting events for amputees.
  • Medical missions
    Sponsoring volunteer missions of doctors and nurses to go to Palestinian and Lebanese areas to treat children, perform surgery, and train local doctors. Since 1995, PCRF has organised over 500 missions to the Middle East.
  • Paediatric cancer departments
    PCRF established two paediatric cancer departments in Palestine, one named after the founder's late wife Huda Al Masri in the West Bank, and another one in Gaza, where children receive treatment for free.
  • Paediatric cardiac programme
    Organising missions of paediatric cardiology specialists to treat Palestinian children born with heart defects.
  • Treatment abroad programme
    PCRF sponsors children with complicated medical conditions to travel with a parent or a guardian to the United States, Europe, and other countries to receive treatment.


Funding model

  • In-kind gifts
  • Pro bono services
  • Volunteering


Key staff

  • Abdelazeez Abed, Fund development and communication coordinator
  • Arnan Bashir, Director of operations
  • Lubna Musa, CEO
  • Steve Sosebee, President and founder

Board members

  • Ashraf Abdulrahim M Abuissa, Board member
  • Azizeh Nazih Isaid Nassar, Secretary
  • Fatima Ahmad Abu Ghazaleh, Board member
  • Fawaz Saad, Board member
  • Khaled Marwan Abughazaleh, Board member
  • Marwan ElMasri, Board member
  • Musa Y Nasir, Honorary chairperson
  • Oussama Jabshe Abughazaleh, Vice chairperson
  • Said Shehadeh, Board member
  • Tania Lynn Nasir, Interim Treasurer
  • Vivian Rasem Khalaf, Chairperson
  • Walid Mohammed Masoud, Board member

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