The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been at the centre of world politics for over 60 years. The 1967 war marked the beginning of Israel’s occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Since then life in the occupied Palestinian territory has been disrupted by Israeli military measures.
Financial instability and dependence on aid
The financial instability and dependence on international aid have grown rapidly. Nearly four out of ten inhabitants between 15-24 years of age are unemployed and many live in poverty.
Some of the most vulnerable groups include children and youth, women, people with disabilities and refugees.
Diakonia’s work in the region therefore concentrates on addressing:
More than 50 partner organizations
Diakonia has established partnerships with around 50 Palestinian and Israeli non-governmental organizations that together cover five thematic areas: Democracy, human rights, social and economic justice, gender equality and peace and reconciliation.
Diakonia's work with our partner organizations is divided into sub-programmes: