Water and protection for vulnerable people in the occupied Palestinian territories


Especially the Bedouin Community is a vulnerable group in the occupied Palestinian territories' Area C.

The Bedouins suffer from lack of water, sanitation and hygiene, as well as constant attempts to displace them from their homes.

Project description

Fast facts

Total amount: EUR 1,305,400
Start date: July 1, 2012
Duration: 12 months
Direct beneficiaries: 314,387
(WASH: 8,557; Protection: 305,830)
Partners: YMCA, BTselem, BADIL

Main outcomes:

  • dot54 household water cisterns are constructed and 35 agricultural water cisterns are rehabilitated.
  • dotTargeted households have access to 30 liters of water per person per day.
  • dotHygiene training for 842 students and 54 families.
  • dotAdvocacy campaign and conference on forced population transfer.

ECHO has provided DanChurchAid with EUR 1,220,000 to increase the Area C population’s access to water, resources, and services necessary for sustaining communities and preventing forced population transfer.

The population in Area C, in particular the Bedouins, continues to suffer from shrinking grazing land and lack of access to basic services due to settlements, the Wall, and other barriers.

The aims of this project are specifically to provide safe water, sanitation and hygiene to the vulnerable population living in the occupied Palestinian territories.

Furthermore, issues with forced population transfer are addressed through capacity-building and empowering the communities to enhance self-protection activities and advocate for their rights.

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