Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Cash-for-Work in Gaza: Supporting households amid rising unemployment

“Besides earning some income, this short-term job opportunity planting and picking strawberries allowed me to improve my skills in planting. With this experience, I am now ready to work in any farm and hope that I will find another work opportunity soon to keep supporting my family.” Tahani Ali is a 42-year-old Palestine refugee who lives with her seven-member family in Beit Lahia, Gaza and is one of over 10,000 Palestine refugees in Gaza who were selected for a much sought-after short term work opportunity through the UNRWA cash-for-work programme.

As a result of the long-lasting blockade on Gaza some 80 per cent of Palestinians living in Gaza depend on humanitarian assistance. Poverty and food insecurity levels are increasing with overall... Read More