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 educational 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: Tunnels, walls and stones November 19, 2009
I must admit, I found it a bit disappointing that I'd passed so easily through the infamous Ben Gurion International Airport passport control. After I picked up my bag I didn't really know what to do with myself — the flight had arrived early, and I wasn't being held up for questioning.
West Bank and Gaza: Questions on the way to Israel November 9, 2009
I really didn't plan my first trip to Israel and Palestine to coincide with the publication of National Geographic's special issue on The Holy Land —honest, I didn't.
West Bank and Gaza: A mother in search of peace October 23, 2009
It's big news around the Portland headquarters this week that one of our most senior field workers, Isdud Al-Najjar, is in town. That's because her home is in the Gaza Strip, where the odds of getting out are about the same as winning Powerball.
West Bank and Gaza: Gaza photo contest: And the winner is ... October 13, 2009
In my last post, I talked about how we managed to print photos in Jerusalem taken by Gaza youth for a special photo exhibit entitled "Recognizing Our Common Humanity."
West Bank and Gaza: Recognizing our common humanity through photos September 10, 2009
For two days now, we've hand-carried photo frames from Israel's border to the Gaza Strip, walking through a long silent tunnel and crossing a high cement wall. We've gotten got ten frames into Gaza for the photo exhibition; 20 more to go.
West Bank and Gaza: CNN's 'generation Islam' puts youth in the lead August 17, 2009
CNN's Christiane Amanpour interviews youth in Gaza who participate in Mercy Corps' Global Citizen Corps in her Special Report, "Generation Islam." Watch additional interview clips here.
West Bank and Gaza: What We’re Doing in Gaza July 23, 2009
Since the Jan. 18 ceasefire, some humanitarian goods and workers have entered Gaza. Hospitals and power plants are functioning at reduced levels, but basic needs — including food, shelter and access to clean water and sanitation — remain at critical levels.
West Bank and Gaza: Aid delivery reaches Gaza January 8, 2009
Cassandra Nelson on a recent visit to the West Bank.
West Bank and Gaza: Connections To Crisis January 7, 2009
When Cara Van Goder-Lasof's students returned to school from winter break, she had some sad news for them. One of the students from Gaza that they'd gotten to know over the previous months was dead.
West Bank and Gaza: Youth Voices from Gaza January 6, 2009