Action against Hunger has been working in the Palestinian territory since 2002, aiming to reduce vulnerabilities and respond to humanitarian needs; in addition, protecting and strengthening the resilience of Palestinian communities. A total of 4.8 million people live in the Palestinian territory, with 2.8 million Palestinians in the West Bank and 2 million in the Gaza Strip. Unfortunately, the situation has become a protracted humanitarian crisis with peaks of acute emergency due to several wars.
Action against Hunger combines a needs and a rights based approach within the humanitarian context through the provision of humanitarian assistance, but also enhancing the capacities of vulnerable Palestinians with an integrated community based approach which aims to increase resilience and enable a protective environment to resist, cope and adapt to shocks. To reach these goals Action against Hunger implements WASH projects focused on prevention and response to water scarcity and improvement of water quality in cooperation with local partners and communities; FSL projects focused on providing viable and sustainable sources of income and livelihoods opportunities; and provision of adequate shelter solutions to vulnerable communities displaced or at risk of forcible transfer. Action against Hunger is also actively advocating for the prevention of forcible transfer, the respect of IHL and IHRL, the universal access to water, land and livelihoods opportunities. The advocacy work focuses on the socio-economic status of the beneficiaries and the knock-on effect on their livelihoods and nutritional status