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: ‘We are all in danger’ November 18, 2012
Hazem, 22: “How am I supposed to feel when my family and all of my friends are in danger? How am I supposed to feel when there are bombs falling over Gaza every minute? When every minute the number of dead and injured people is increasing?
West Bank and Gaza: ‘I’m scared, frustrated and hopeless’ November 18, 2012
Summer, 21: “I cannot do anything, I cannot leave my house because I might get killed. I'm scared, frustrated and hopeless. My biggest fear is losing my family and friends.
West Bank and Gaza: ‘I can't even go to the market ten feet away from my house’ November 18, 2012
Hassan, 20: “Facebook has become a network of unstopping instant news. I know everything that happens in Gaza before they even show it on TV.
West Bank and Gaza: ‘Fear is at a level that I have never seen before’ November 18, 2012
Nada, 21: “I cannot describe what I am going through. Today I got to sleep for just a few hours and then woke up to the sounds of bombing.
West Bank and Gaza: ‘The house next to ours was bombed’ November 18, 2012
Fadwa, 21: “Today was a very hard day. At about 1:30 a.m. our house was shaken as a result of the Israelis bombing a nearby building. The building was used by the Alquds TV satellite channel. Then again in the morning at about 10:30 a.m. the house next to ours was bombed.
West Bank and Gaza: ‘I can't believe we are still alive after last night’ November 18, 2012
Deema, 21: “Well, I can't believe that we are still alive after last night. It was the worst ever. Warplanes were flying at very low altitude, making me constantly afraid of what would happen.
West Bank and Gaza: ‘My little brother has lost his appetite for food and play’ November 18, 2012
Maissa, 23: “On the first day of this operation there was a bombing very close to our home. Right now, we have enough food and our house has not been damaged. But we are very afraid for the children and families who are now without shelter.
West Bank and Gaza: ‘I wish to live in peace’ November 18, 2012
Alaa, 21: “Like anyone in this world, I hope to get up in the morning and enjoy the sun shining without the fear of bombing here or destruction there. But I did not sleep last night because of the explosions in Gaza every single minute.
West Bank and Gaza: Mercy Corps urges peaceful resolution to avert humanitarian crisis November 15, 2012
Mercy Corps is gravely concerned about the escalating violence between Israel and Gaza.
West Bank and Gaza: Digital opportunities transcend borders April 9, 2012
In Gaza, information technology is one of the only ways to connect to a productive future. See what Alaa and her visionary peers achieved at Gaza's first-ever Startup Weekend.