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ABCD is dedicated to improving the quality of life of children and young adults who suffer from physical, mental and psychological disabilities in the Greater Bethlehem Area of the West Bank and in the Gaza Strip. ABCD sponsors treatment for those in need regardless of gender, race or creed, helping them to reach their full potential, to live life with dignity and to take their rightful place in their community.

ABCD works through Palestinian partners, The Bethlehem Arab Society for Rehabilitation (BASR) based in Beit Jala, Bethlehem University in Bethlehem and The Sheepfold in Beit Sahour.

In 2012 the BASR celebrated 50 years of working with the disabled and disadvantaged in Palestine. For full details on their mission and outreach please visit their website:




These lovely crosses are made from the prunings of olive wood trees in the Greater Bethlehem area. Each one has unique markings. They measure approximately 9cm (3.5in) by 5cm (2in) and are now available for purchase. Price: £4.00 each or £10.00 for 3 - plus P &P. Special offers for bulk orders. They are very tactile and of course are especially appropriate gifts at Lent and Easter. To order please contact or phone 01689 822259.


Click here to download a PDF of ABCD's authorised accounts for year end December 2012.

video Journeys Around Bethlehem: A short video introducing the work ABCD supports in the Bethlehem area (via YouTube).
NEW! 2014 Joint Pilgrimage with Living Stones Pictorial Programme and Joint Pilgrimage Itinerary and booking form


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© 2009 Action around Bethlehem Children with Disability (UK Registered Charity)
UK Registered Charity No. 1097623 & UK Company No. 4383155