Humanitarian Campaign

The Australian Friends of Palestine Association has been active over many years in helping to provide medical care and treatment for Palestinian families and refugees. 

Thousands of sight-saving cataract surgeries have been performed by AFOPA member, Dr Francis Nathan, who regularly volunteers his expertise as an opthalmic surgeon in Palestine and Lebanon for poor families who could not otherwise afford such medical care.

Similarly, AFOPA member, Ms Merlin Nathan, has volunteered her expertise as an occupational therapist to help Palestinian families in need and to train health care professionals in Palestine.

Both Francis and Merlin Nathan have volunteered their services for many years in medical missions with the Palestine Children's Relief Fund.  AFOPA is proud to support their work with financial contributions towards essential medical equipment and training.