IR has worked in Palestine since 1994, and opened its Gaza City office in 1998.
Trauma and injury
IR helps injured and traumatised Palestinian children in its Integrated Care Programme which was established in 2001. Over the years, IR staff have helped hundreds of children cope with severe injuries such as lost limbs or paralysis. The centre also helps children that have been traumatised by an environment of fear and unrelenting violence.
IR also rehabilitated the Modernisation of Artificial Limbs and Polio centre in the Gaza Strip where injured children can receive treatment.
IR donors sponsor over 3,900 orphans in the Gaza Strip.
In the refugee camps of Jabalia and Maghazi IR runs Educational Enhancement Centres where children have access to computers, books and toys. The centres provide extra classes for children and counselling for traumatised children.
IR is tackling the causes of poverty by creating jobs and helping hundreds of Palestinians establish businesses with interest-free loans.
Milk for pre-schoolers
Some 8,000 children receive fortified milk and enriched wafer biscuits to help combat malnutrition.