We live in complicated times in an impossibly complex world. The humanitarian institutions we serve in the Middle East - schools, hospitals, and centers for children with disabilities - strive to offer exceptional services to some of the most vulnerable people in the most complex region of our planet. 

Together you - as individuals, foundations, and churches - contributed more funds to support the humanitarian institutions of the Diocese of Jerusalem than ever before in AFEDJ’s 30-year history.

In 2018, AFEDJ wired $1.35 million in direct support to diocesan institutions. Much of this support, which includes several transformative foundation grants, was designated to specific institutions. 

As we enter a new year, we want to thank you for your extraordinary generosity and take stock of the impact your gifts had on the thousands of children and families we serve.

Ahli Arab Hospital, Gaza City
Your gifts support comprehensive medical care for Palestinian refugees living in harsh, impoverished conditions.

Your swift and generous response during the border crisis last spring saved the lives of Ahli Hospital patients. Sadly the challenges of those weeks were not the last. In the wake of a catastrophic break in the hospital’s decades-old water system in early November, AFEDJ was able, within days, to wire funds, designated to Ahli by donors like you, to cover the full cost of repairs. And, with the loss of 78% of its UNRWA funding due to U.S. cuts in aid, your response to our urgent action appeal made a huge difference in Ahli’s ability to continue offering care to thousands of children and families in Gaza. Without your support, during this most challenging year, Alhi Hospital would have closed its doors. Total dollars wired in 2018: $363,304