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The Netherlands 2015

300km from Alkmaar to The Hague; 23-26 July 2015

The 2015 cycle is taking place in the Netherlands from the 23rd to the 26th of July. 45 cyclists from all over the globe will meet at Alkmaar and cycle 300km ending their journey at The Hague. 

Why the Hague? This April, Palestine will formally become a member of the International Criminal Court (ICC). This means that last summer's 50 day military offensive on the Gaza Strip (2,100 Palestinians killed, 500 of whom were children) will be subject to human rights crimes investigations. In our commitment to the people of Gaza, who continue to live under an illegal blockade, we have chosen The Hague, the seat of the ICC, as our destination in 2015. We do this to stand in solidarity with Gaza, and in particular with its children who deserve a fighting chance.

The funds raised in 2015 will be used to support the Gaza Mental Health Project in partnership with the Palestine Children's Relief Fund, PCRF. We are dedicated to raising USD 286,00 in support of this project to help provide the vital mental medical care to the children in Gaza.

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The Gaza Mental Health Project

UNICEF estimates 373,000 children in Gaza are in desperate need of psycho-social support. However, given the continuous strain on health resources, mental health issues are often sidelined, leaving thousands of children without appropriate medical attention to heal their traumas and mental scars. 

In an effort to raise awareness and much needed funds, #C4G2015 will support the PCRF's newly launched Pediatric Mental Health Project in Gaza. The goal is to assess children’s needs, provide them the service they require, and train social workers in Gaza on the topic. We are dedicated to raising 286,000 USD to support the launch and running of the project for a year.

To date, social workers have received extensive training on administering the two screening questionnaires prepared by the medical professionals assigned by the PCRF. Over 1,300 children have been screened by 5 field workers to date and their subsequent care program is currently being developed.

Click here for more information on this project.

Click here to donate directly to this project.

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