Palestinian children sitting together on a mule

Occupied Palestinian Territory

Ongoing tensions and conflict are having a damaging impact on the lives of Palestinian families.

Palestinians are enduring on-going conflict with Israel and a peace process that has stagnated for many years.

The blockade on Gaza and the political divisions between the West Bank and Gaza administrations have been the most significant barriers to humanitarian aid in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT). Severe trade restrictions have also had a devastating impact on local livelihoods and economic opportunities.

Humanitarian aid has become increasingly difficult with authorities prohibiting the import of specific humanitarian items into Gaza. Unstable funding, further political instability, and the coronavirus pandemic, with its accompanying government restrictions and regulations, have exacerbation the needs of already marginalised communities, especially in the Gaza Strip.

Our reach

  • 1,350,567

    Action Against Hunger's programmes reached over 1.3 million people in Occupied Palestinian Territory in 2020.

  • 5M

    The Occupied Palestinian Territory has a population of five million people

  • 7.4%

    7.4% of Palestinian children under five suffer from malnutrition.

Action Against Hunger’s work in the Occupied Palestinian Territory

Our programmes focus on:

  • protecting communities from forcible transfer
  • protecting and restoring livelihoods
  • providing communities with food assistance
  • water, hygiene and sanitation activities
  • providing immediate cash assistance
  • supporting business entrepreneurship projects
  • promoting the economic empowerment of women and young people
  • providing mental health support
  • providing hygiene and sanitation kits to vulnerable communities during the coronavirus pandemic
Palestinian children sitting on a wall in a desert

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