Crisis Prevention and Recovery

UNDP has worked extensively to assist the Palestinian people in the West Bank and Gaza Strip to recoup losses incurred in times of crisis and conflict, and to strengthen and implement policies and programmes that support the Palestinian’s recovery from crisis and live a dignified life.


TThe volatile political and economic situation in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), especially in the Gaza Strip, confronts UNDP’s Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People (PAPP) with a number of challenges that hinder essential development assistance. Despite the constraints, UNDP is implementing programmes that contribute to creating an environment more conducive to development and peace building. more

Bedouin Communities in the West Bank and Area C

UNDP will assist Bedouins maintain their livelihoods, land, and ensure services/access to commodities in light of the challenges they face as a result of the occupationmore

Our Stories

Ashraf’s family standing by the construction site where their new house will be built through UNDP with Islamic Development Bank funding
Gaza Family Regains Hope

Ashraf and his wife Nadia live in the north of Gaza, operation cast lead targeted their house like many others. They had to stay in a shelter, in one of the UNRWA schools, for several weeks. more 

Fishermen haul in their catch with the new nets provided by the DEEP project. Photo: Tanya Habjouka/UNDP-PAPP
New nets help fishermen in Gaza become self-reliant

By Dania Darwish The Swedish Village, a remote village of fishermen in the far south of the Gaza Strip in the occupied Palestinian territory, is homemore 

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Projects and Initiatives

  • Construction of 100 Housing Units in Gaza

    The project will contribute to reducing the suffering of over 700 of Palestinians who are now without homes as their houses have been totally destroyed. The project aims to provide alternate housing to 100 families in the north of the Gaza Strip in addition to a school, a mosque and physical infrastructure (roads, water, waste water networks and electricity networks).more 

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