Empower youth to drive economic recovery and rebuilding, especially through new technologies that link young software entrepreneurs with the global market.
Palestinians living in the West Bank and Gaza continue to suffer economically from Israeli policies that severely restrict labor and trade flows, especially in and out of Gaza.
- Children & Youth: Providing Eeducational mentoring, one-on-one tutoring and psychosocial support
- Economic opportunity: Using training, networking and cooperative development events to promote the IT sector
- Emergency response: Providing social and economic support while responding to basic needs in Gaza
All stories about West Bank and Gaza
West Bank and Gaza: Working through war November 26, 2012
November has been a big month, it had the happiest and saddest occasions together. The happiest day of my life was November 1st, my wedding day and the beginning of a happily-ever-after life with the man I love!
West Bank and Gaza: ‘I am ready now to help everyone who needs us’ November 22, 2012
I thought that November would be full of wonderful things — especially since it started in an amazing way, with my best friend’s wedding on November 1. And then all my friends suprirised me on the birthday, November 11.
West Bank and Gaza: ‘Finally, I got my beautiful picture’ November 22, 2012
Anas, 22: “After eight days of war, of complete destruction of homes, buildings, cars, the general outdoors and the taking of innocent children, women and youth's lives!
West Bank and Gaza: ‘The heart began to beat again in the Gaza Strip’ November 22, 2012
Anas, 22: “Tuesday was one of the most brutal and bloody days. And Wednesday night was a very difficult night. I bet that no one in the Gaza Strip slept that night for a moment.
West Bank and Gaza: ‘We hope this is a permanent truce’ November 21, 2012
Nada, 21: “Wednesday was full of action, so many places bombed and a lot of people killed. By the night, we were all in so much fear and hoping for the war to stop.
West Bank and Gaza: ‘It was an unbelievable, unforgettable night’ November 21, 2012
Deema, 21: “It was like hell, the aggressive attacks continued heavily right up until the last minutes before 9 p.m., the time to start cease-fire.
West Bank and Gaza: Assessments postponed, staff lose homes November 21, 2012
After rumors of a cease-fire that never materialized yesterday, Gazans spent another sleepless night under even heavier bombardment from Israel, according to Mercy Corps team leaders there. We spoke with them today at 6:00 p.m.
West Bank and Gaza: ‘We can barely breath clean air’ November 21, 2012
Anas, 22: “After so many massive airstrikes on Gaza last night, I am smelling dust all over the area. “We can barely breath clean air. I can't see anything outside the windows because it is so thick.”
West Bank and Gaza: Report from Gaza City November 20, 2012
Isdud Al-Najjar usually spends her days managing Mercy Corps programs in Gaza that range from offering afterschool activities to paying people to rebuild farm roads. But the 36-year-old mother of three has spent the last week hunkered down in her Gaza City home. I spoke to her around 7:30 p.m.
West Bank and Gaza: ‘Now the worst place you can imagine is the sea’ November 20, 2012
Anas, 22: “I usually wake up every day and stand a bit to watch the beauty of the sea. But now, with Navy warships shelling at least 20-30 rockets per day, the worst place you can imagine is that place — the sea.