Help people achieve economic security and promote peaceful and productive futures for marginalized populations — women, people with disabilities and youth. Empower young people to drive economic recovery and rebuilding through new technologies that link young software entrepreneurs with the global market.
The Gaza Strip, home to 1.8 million people, has been under a blockade since 2007, which has paralyzed its economy and led to severe shortages of water, electricity, food and fuel. According to the U.N., at least 80 percent of the population is dependent on external assistance.
- Emergency response: Distributing emergency supplies and food during crisis, including flooding in December 2013, the Israel-Hamas conflict in 2008-09, and border closures in 2005
- Children & Youth: Providing educational mentoring, one-on-one tutoring and psychosocial support young people, who make up half the population
- Economic opportunity: Expanding employment opportunities, especially in the internet technology sector, by providing training, networking opportunities and seed funding for startups
All stories about West Bank and Gaza
West Bank and Gaza: Gaza Beset By Food Shortages, Economic Woe May 18, 2006
As the representatives of donor governments made fresh vows to rapidly establish a flow of aid to Palestinians on Monday, the humanitarian crisis in Gaza continues.
West Bank and Gaza: Easing the Burden for Gaza's Disabled May 11, 2006
West Bank and Gaza: Growing Humanitarian Crisis in Gaza May 5, 2006
West Bank and Gaza: When Life Gives You Olives January 6, 2006
Khuloud Qassem used to think that making soap from olive oil required complex chemical compounds and snazzy technology.
West Bank and Gaza: Hebron: A City on the Brink June 18, 2004
With blueprints in-hand and a determined expression, Ghalib Abu Subaih inspects the construction work completed on the new school he and his neighbors are building in the Abu Sneinah neighborhood of Hebron City.
West Bank and Gaza: Parents and Teachers Come Together to Improve Education June 18, 2004
West Bank and Gaza: As a Wall Goes Up, So Must a School June 15, 2004
West Bank and Gaza: A Girls’ Vocational School Provides Opportunities to More than Just Girls June 15, 2004
West Bank and Gaza: Investing in Dura's Future June 8, 2004
Mercy Corps is making a difference in the troubled West Bank by building schools that impart hope for the future.
West Bank and Gaza: Hope in the Face of Middle East's Despair July 30, 2002
Iraq. Angola. Somalia . . . The list rolls off of his tongue like a who's who of troubled countries, a modern day catalogue of violence and despair. Congo. Uganda. Yemen . . .