Project Support

For more than 60 years, the doors of Caritas Baby Hospital have been open to every child. The work of doctors and nurses is supported by the faithful donors of Children’s Relief Bethlehem.

Caritas Baby Hospital is central to the mission of Children’s Relief Bethlehem. Yet even the founder, Father Ernst Schnydrig, took care – in addition to the work in Bethlehem – to maintain contact to other project partners. He understood that need does not stop at Bethlehem’s city limits, and that joint efforts can successfully promote social infrastructures. In this way, it is possible to mount effective catastrophe relief when the need arises.

Children’s Relief Bethlehem supports projects: 

  • in occupied Palestine
  • in Israel
  • in Lebanon
  • in Jordan
  • in Egypt
  • in Syria
  • in Iraq

Aid to children, mothers and their families is the constant focus. This also applies to all project support given in the context of catastrophe relief. As an example, Children’s Relief Bethlehem has used its contacts, built up over many years, to support medical facilities in Gaza City during the 2013 Gaza war; and Children’s Relief Bethlehem is currently helping to support Syrian refugees in Lebanon.

Principles for supporting developmental cooperation and emergency aid for children, women and families in the Holy Land


Project Support examples, 2015/2016

  • Lifegate, occupied Palestine: medical rehabilitation of handicapped children and young People
  • PMP Jerusalem, Israel: Health programme for malnourished and underweight children of very poor families
  • Assiut Burns Program, Egypt: treatment and rehabilitation of young victims of household fires, as well as their prevention
  • Dignity Institution, occupied Palestine: Strengthening of resilience of children and mothers
  • Caritas Switzerland/Sadaka-Reut, Israel: Improve the situation of young migrants
  • House of Light and Hope (Beit-el-Nour), Lebanon: Prevention of female youth criminality