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No Safe Place in Gaza

UNDP Head of Gaza Office, Chitose Noguchi, reflects on her experience during the 11 days of hostilities on Gaza.  


“I want my old normal life back” my son said.

Eleven days ago, we had a life we could call normal. A life under COVID-19 precautionary measures and highest rates of positive cases in the region. A life under restricted access to movement in and…  


Women in business, stronger together

Maysoon and Rasmya studied fashion design at university, while Areej studied business administration and complemented it with fashion design. The three women met in a fashion design training course…  


Supporting women's access to justice through legal aid services amidst COVID-19

Haya, is a 22-year-old young woman from Gaza who is facing a failed marriage and an abusive husband. She received legal aid with support from the Sawasya II Access to Justice Joint Programme.  


Unpaid care work – A gateway for gender equality

COVID-19 exposed structural weaknesses in reducing the gender equality gap, but also presented opportunities for designing interventions to ensure a strong comeback toward achieving gender equality.  


The virtual world is my new domain

Haneen lives in one of the highest populated camps north of the Gaza Strip with her eight family members. She is a very determined young woman, studying English Literature at the Islamic University in…  


With support from SFD, UNDP disburses compensations for damaged homes in Gaza

In its fifth year of implementation, and with support from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia through the Saudi Fund for Development (SFD), the project will enable 272 families by 2020 to reconstruct their…  


UNDP and Welfare Association renew agreement

Through this renewed commitment, both TAAWON and UNDP will leverage each other’s comparative advantage to co-create joint programmes in the areas of education, youth and women empowerment, community…  


Germany Allocates Euro 17 million through UNDP to Respond to COVID-19

The Government of Germany, through its Development Bank (KfW), and UNDP sign an agreement in the amount of Euro 17 million. The Investment Programme for Resilience (IPR) will support Palestinian…  


Government of Norway Partners with UNDP to Provide Critical Medical Supplies in Gaza

supporting Ministry of Health’s response to Covid-19 and reducing the risk facing medical staff who are on the frontlines fighting the pandemic.  

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