Primarily supported by our ‘Wheels of Hope’ program, there are around 2,000 Road to Recovery volunteer drivers in Israel. They come from every part of the country, all ages and backgrounds and from every political persuasion and religious belief.

Yuval Roth

Road to Recovery was founded by Yuval Roth in 2006. It was 13 years since losing his brother at the hands of Hamas terrorists. He joined a support group of Israeli and Palestinian family members who had lost a loved one under similar circumstances.

Meeting the ‘other’ gave him a new perspective on loss and grieving and he resolved to make a difference. And RtoR was born.

In 2020,

  • 9,650 trips were made from checkpoints to hospitals and back.
  • Fuel costs for 42,120 kms were refunded to GLSHD West Bank volunteers, the remaining fuel costs being donated by volunteers.
  • 30,000 people-to-people interactions – patients plus caregivers.
  • 55 percent male, 45 percent female patients.
  • The ‘Erez Minibus’ provided daily transportation for approximately 50 patients from Erez Crossing to East Jerusalem hospitals.
  • Volunteers dealt with 75% of the trips. Taxi drivers undertook 20 – 30 longer trips per week.
  • 100% response to requests for trips from the West Bank and Gaza to hospitals in Israel.
  • 90% response to requests for trips from Gaza to hospitals in East Jerusalem and Nablus.


for all Wheels of Hope transportation programs, or check out ‘Adopt a Driver’.


Award-winning Humans without Borders (HwB) is a volunteer organization based in Jerusalem devoted to assisting Palestinians whose children require advanced medical treatment in Israeli hospitals.

HwB’s core activity is driving Palestinian families with critically ill children from the checkpoints around Jerusalem to hospitals in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. Also many families do not speak Hebrew or English, so volunteers facilitate contact between hospital staff and patients, and deal with bureaucratic problems. Other volunteers visit the children in hospital to play with them, and help with their education.

In addition, HwB arranges for medical equipment to be offered for home use.


Like other Wheels of Hope partners, HwB organizes rehabilitation and fun days in the summer, for Palestinian child patients and their families. They take them to resorts and beaches in Palestine and Israel. These activities help change the narrative from conflict to cooperation. Building better understanding between Israelis and Palestinians. There is a wider value to offering these services. To quote Humans without Borders,

“In this era of barriers, fences and bloodshed, one of HwB’s most important goals is to create and maintain personal connections among the volunteers and the Palestinian families. Such personal contact promotes mutual understanding and friendship.”


for all Wheels of Hope transportation programs, or check out ‘Adopt a Driver’.


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