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It is with very great sadness we announce that dear Georgina Mortimer, Chairman of ABCD for the past ten years and co-founder of the charity, passed peacefully away last week.

Georgina was the making of ABCD. We celebrated 30 years of working in Palestine with children with disabilities last year, and Georgina was there every step of the way. She worked tirelessly and resolutely, using her flair, her terrific people skills and her ability to rationalise every situation.

She made many, many friends and she will be hugely missed by us all. There will be a hole that we hope will eventually be filled with many happy memories, as well as a determination to continue Georgina’s work into the future.


ABCD is dedicated to improving the quality of life of those children and young adults who suffer from physical, mental and psychological disabilities in Palestine/The Occupied Territories and 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, The Sheepfold in Beit Sahour and two UNWRA Refugee Camps in Jalazone and Nour Shams.

Where we work

Bethlehem Arab Society for Rehabilitation (BASR)

We have worked with our long-term partners, BASR, for over 30 years. Through the BASR, ABCD supports individual disabled children on a variety of rehabilitation programmes.
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Jalazone Refugee Camp, Ramallah

The Camp started in 1948 with 3,500 people, it now houses around 15,000 residents. ABCD is supporting Jalazone by upgrading its Physiotherapy Clinic and Rehabilitation Programme.
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Nour Shams Refugee Camp, Tulkarem

The camp started with 500 people in 1948. Today it is home to over 10,500, all in the same areas as originally prescribed. ABCD is supporting Nour Shams by upgrading its Physiotherapy Clinic and Rehabilitation Programme.
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The Sheepfold

The Sheepfold Day Centre helps severely disabled children with a wide range of needs, especially those with no other place to go. ABCD financially supports to the work at The Sheepfold.
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Further Information

Watch: Our ‘Journey around Bethlehem’ video

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