Two women from Abu El Urkan village attending a project visit to show the community cash grants

DanChurchAid in Palestine

In a Joint Country Program with Norwegian Church Aid, DanChurchAid works to save lives, build resilient communities, and fight extreme inequality.

Main activities

Through 15 Palestinian and Israeli civil society, including faith-based partners, DCA/NCA supports Palestinian communities in Gaza and the West Bank, including East Jerusalem to be economically and socially resilient and active participants in decision making processes affecting their lives. This includes advocating for respect for international humanitarian law (IHL), human rights and a just peace.

Fighting Extreme Inequality

Wo work to protect livelihoods and, basic human rights, and international humanitarian law in the occupied Palestinian territories. Local communities, especially youth and women, are empowered to claim their rights and achieve social and gender equality. We do advocacy work in Denmark, Norway and the European Union to promote political will to respect human rights and international law.

Building Resilient Communities

Palestinian youth, women, and marginalised communities have improved employment and livelihood opportunities and focus on empowering the communities to be in the driver’s seat to achieve change. We focus on addressing unemployment through vocational training centers and green employment, climate-friendly urban agriculture, and community-based tourism.

Saving Lives

Palestinian communities affected by house demolitions, land confiscations or invasions are protected, able to withstand or recover. Our focus is on Gaza strip as well as addressing the humanitarian needs in area C of the West Bank.

DCA Palestine in numbers (2020)

15 DCA staff members

23 local partners

39 active projects employees

266,334 beneficiaries reached (42% were male, 58% female)

+6,515,000 turnover 2020 (EUR).


DCA operations in Palestine are supported by Danida, Norwegian Church Aid, European Union, Norad, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Lutheran World Federation, PAX, Church of Sweden, World Diabetes Foundation, OCHA, Vestre, Porticus.

Contact DanChurchAid in Palestine

DCA & NCA Palestine
Shu’fat Main Street #96
(Across from Al-Hayat Medical Center)
East Jerusalem


Country Director
Mads Frilander