How To Donate Money To Palestine

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The Palestinian National Authority , within the West Bank and Gaza Strip, receives one of the highest levels of aid in the world. Aid has been provided to the Palestinian Authority, Palestinian non-governmental organizations as well as Palestinian political factions by various foreign governments, international organisations, international non-governmental organizations , and charities, besides other sources. This assistance is in addition to the more than $250 million in economic, development, security, and humanitarian assistance for the Palestinian people announced in March and April, bringing planned U.S. assistance to more than $360 million.

  • Anera helps refugees displaced and hurt by conflicts including the Israel-Palestinian conflict, and it has no political or religious affiliation.
  • The aid package will include as much as $100 million for the East Jerusalem Hospital Network, subject to congressional approval, according to a senior administration official.
  • “There are many problems with UNRWA, but cutting financial support to the organization hurts the weakest members of Palestinian society and is unlikely to bring the Palestinian Authority to the table,” Lerner wrote on his Twitter account.
  • Islamic Relief USA, specifically, receives updates on the community’s immediate needs through organizations with local staff and offices.
  • This assistance is in addition to the more than $250 million in economic, development, security, and humanitarian assistance for the Palestinian people announced in March and April, bringing planned U.S. assistance to more than $360 million.

This project is eligible to accept Kenyan Shilling donations via M-Pesa through a partnership with M-Changa. Assalamu alaikum, Hello my name is Aishah I am a high school senior at Democracy prep harlem high school. In my school we have a project call Change The World, where we have to pick a topic ( A issues that’s is going on around the world) that we care about and try and make a different. This means a lot to me because our brother and sister in Palestine are suffering everyday and the world is silence about it I want to to rise more awareness about open people eyes about Palestine and also help our brother and sister in Palestine who are struggling financially. Other donors increased their contributions in response, but the budget that supports the delivery of essential services was still left with a huge shortfall.

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Humanity Inclusion UK has just launched an emergency appeal to deliver vital rehabilitation care and emergency aid to people injured in the bombing in Gaza. Islamic Relief‘s Emergency Palestine appeal is providing emergency medical assistance to help Palestinians. The charity is raising money for emergency operations and medical supplies in Gaza.

Fill in the percentage you wish to donate and the types of projects or organizations that you’d like your donation to support. Over the past seven decades, Palestine refugees have experienced extremes in violence, suffering and injustice. As a result, they are confronted with daunting human development and protection challenges, which stand to arrest their significant potential.

Yasser Arafat’s death in 2004 and Israel’s unilateral disengagement from Gaza created new hopes to the donor community. In March 2005, the Quartet on the Middle East underscored the importance of development assistance, and urged the international donors community to support Palestinian institution building, without however ignoring budgetary support. Although a mild positive growth returned in 2003 and 2005, this fragile recovery stalled as a result of the segmentation of the Gaza Strip, the stiff restrictions on movements of goods and people across the borders with Israel and Egypt, and the completion of the Israeli West Bank barrier. As the World Bank stressed in December 2005, "growth will not persist without good Palestinian governance, sound economic management and a continued relaxation of closure by GOI." Additionally, working with Congress, the State Department and USAID intend to provide $75 million in additional development and economic assistance over the next year that will support relief and recovery in the West Bank and Gaza.

However, neither mechanism contained sufficient resources to cover the PA’s entire monthly needs, thus not allowing the PA to plan expenditures beyond a two-month horizon. On 25 January 2006, the Islamist organization, Hamas, which is considered by the main donor countries to be a terrorist organization, won the Palestinian legislative elections and formed government on 29 March 2006, without accepting the terms and conditions set by the Quartet. This resulted in the imposition of economic sanctions against the PA, including near cessation of direct relations and aid between most bilateral donors and the PA, with only some multilateral agencies and a few donors continuing direct contact and project administration.

He asked why they needed a specific body, when the UN High Commission for Refugees has helped tens of millions of displaced persons since World War II. Haley seemed to be arguing that cutting UNRWA funding was aimed at dissuading the UN from foiling the US’s strategy for an Israeli-Palestinian peace plan. “The refugee camps have historically been hotbeds for terrorist activities, weakening this population will only lead to more extremism and violence. This will not contribute to security or stability in the region,” he concluded. A large bulk of UNWRA’s work takes place in Palestinian refugee camps outside of the Palestinian territories, including in Jordan, Lebanon and Syria.

Between 2000 and 2015 the European Union contributed €1.6 billion to UNRWA. In addition to its regular budget, UNRWA receives funding for emergency activities and special projects. The World Bank assesses that the PA had made significant progress on implementing the reform agenda laid out in the PRDP, and re-establishing law and order. Gaza, however, remained outside the reforms as Hamas controls security and the most important ministry positions there. Palestinian inter-factional tension continued in the West Bank and Gaza, with arrests of people and closures of NGOs by each side, resulting in a deterioration in the ability of civil society organizations to continue to cater to vulnerable groups. Following the 2008–2009 Israel–Gaza conflict, an international conference took place in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, where donors pledged almost $4.5 billion for the reconstruction of Gaza.

Three types of US assistance to the Palestinians

These funds bypassed Hamas, since the PA in collaboration with the donor community has taken the lead in delivering and distributing the assistance. India which is aspiring to be recognized as ‘globally respected power’ has made concerted efforts in fostering better relations with the PA. When PA President Abbas visited New Delhi in 2008 he was offered a credit of US$20 million (Rs.900 million) by the Indian government. India also continued to offer eight scholarships under ICCR Schemes to Palestinian students for higher studies in India, while also offering several slots for training courses under the ITEC Program. As I announced yesterday, the United States is in the process of providing more than $360 million in assistance to the Palestinian people.

Together, our response is that much stronger and wider in reach, especially when it is needed most. International aid has been provided to Palestinians since at least the 1948 Arab–Israeli War. The Palestinians view the aid as keeping the Israeli–Palestinian peace process going, while the Israelis claim that it is used to fund terrorism and removes the imperative to Palestinians to negotiate a settlement of the Israel-Palestinian conflict.


When you login first time using a Social Login button, we collect your account public profile information shared by Social Login provider, based on your privacy settings. We also get your email address to automatically create an account for you in our website. Meanwhile, Palestinian Culture Organisation Malaysia chairman, Muslim Imran believed that the Malaysian humanitarian contribution to Palestine has been very important in strengthening and uplifting Palestinians’ spirits. Hafidzi described the news report which quoted Palestinian ambassador to Malaysia Walid Abu Ali last year as confusing and misleading. Thus, external aid will be at least 32% of GDP (Palestinian Economic Prospects , 7 Archived March 3, 2016, at the Wayback Machine). Oxfam, EU Must Resume Aid Archived October 14, 2008, at the Wayback Machine; Oxfam, Middle East Quartet Archived June 22, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.