Since 1991, Israel has subjected the Gaza Strip to a policy of closure-including a restriction on goods and services, the provision of fuel and electricity and also for people-culminating in the current blockade, which has been applied continuously since 2007. As a direct result of this blockade, the 1.5 million Palestinians living in Gaza have suffered tremendously, as Palestinians are cut off from even the most minimal levels of basic necessities, including food and medical supplies.
The humanitarian situation in Gaza reached crisis level in December 2008, when Israeli forces launched a large-scale assault. Between December 27, 2008 and January 18, 2009, approximately 1,400 Palestinians were killed because of the incursion, more than 5,000 people were injured, approximately 51,000 people were displaced and 20,000 homes were destroyed. For these reasons, Relief International has been working in Palestine, focusing on relief, women empowerment, youth education and land rehabilitation.
Palestinian Territories - Past Programs
- Palestinian Territories: Youth Empowerment
- Palestinian Territories: Access to Justice for Poor Women
- Palestinian Territories: Land Rehabilitation and Livelihood Recovery