Support to Palestine Aid Watch

Progetto concluso

The Palestinian initiative "Aid Watch Palestine" aims at bringing up the voices of the aid beneficiaries, especially in the Gaza Strip through critical but constructive analysis of assistance. It will support collective discussion about international assistance framework. Support to this initiative is in line with the Swiss Cooperation Strategy for the oPt especially with the outcome related to enhancing the participation of civil society in decisions related to reconstruction and recovery efforts in the Gaza Strip. 

Paese/Regione Tema Periodo Budget
Autorità Palestinese
Assistenza umanitaria & RRC
Sector not specified
Efficacia umanitaria
01.01.2017 - 31.03.2019
CHF 200'000

For the last ten years, the Gaza Strip has been under land, air and sea closure by the Occupying Power (Israel): development have significantly deteriorated for the 2 million Palestinians living in the Strip, which has been badly impacted by three armed conflicts in the last six years (2008-2009, 2012 and 2014) and by the consequences of the intra-Palestinian divide. After the devastating effect of the last round of hostilities in 2014, reconstruction and recovery have been slow due to insufficient funding, impediments related to the import of goods and material, in particular construction material and restrictions in the free movement of persons.

The humanitarian/development space is also severely curtailed in the Gaza Strip: difficulty for aid workers to get permit to enter/exit, interference of the de facto authorities. Furthermore, operational activities in the field of development of humanitarian aid are usually planned, implemented and monitored with little participation of affected communities and Palestinian institutions, such as Municipalities in Gaza. 

Obiettivi To contribute to effective aid leadin to rights-claimin gand sustainable development solutions. 
Gruppi target Primary target groups include female and male Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. The secondary target group is composed of aid stakeholders (aid providers and donors) in the oPt. 
Effetti a medio termine Mainstream a constructively critical apporach to aid into current discourses (Palestinian, solidarity, development and humanitarian). 

Risultati principali attesi:  

  1. Aid is reframed critically
  2. Stakeholders engaged in re-envisioning aid
  3. Right holders sensitized about their rights
  4. Strenghten AWP's efficacy and sustainability 

Risultati fasi precedenti:  

  • AWP Arabic-English website developed and up to date.
  • Dialogue / networking among different actors started.
  •  Three research papers produced. 

Direzione/Ufficio responsabile DSC
Credito Aiuto umanitario
Partner del progetto Partner contrattuale
ONG internazionale o straniera

Coordinamento con altri progetti e attori Synergies and complementarities will be sought with the SCO three domains of interventions, especially with PNGO, IHL Diakonia Resource Centre and Palestinian HR organisations.
Budget Fase in corso Budget Svizzera CHF   200'000 Budget svizzero attualmente già speso CHF   121'879 Progetto totale dalla prima fase Budget Svizzera CHF  50'000 Budget inclusi partner del progetto CHF  250'000
Fasi del progetto

Fase 1 01.01.2017 - 31.03.2019   (Completed)