Where We Work

Palestine

Occupied Palestinian territories (oPt) have always been a very complex area in which to intervene, as delicate social and cultural dynamics at the local level are intertwined with global political and economic ones.

It is no coincidence that the recent changes taking place within the international political system in the harsh context of the Middle East region are helping to increase the pressure exerted on an already fragile and precarious balance.

In an effort to alleviate the suffering of the Palestinian population, COOPI has been working in the territories since 2002. Here, over the years, it has carried out projects in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, focusing on Water and Sanitation, waste management, economic support for the most vulnerable groups, education and protection.

Since 2009, COOPI has decided to intervene in Eastern Jerusalem, where the Palestinian population (particularly young people and women) is struggling to access the job market due to restrictions on the movement of people and goods.

In partnership with donors such as the European Commission, the Italian Cooperation and Fondazione San Zeno, COOPI promotes projects to support technical and professional training, supported by activities of protection and psychosocial support in line with the integrated approach carried out by the organization, with a special attention being given to women.

COOPI also works to strengthen the local realities promoting TVET (Technical and Vocational Education and Training) and is commited to bridge the gap between students and labour market, primarily related to the industry sector.


THE SITUATION IN Palestine

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HDI - Human Development Index


Source: UNDP - Human Development Report 2018

3,1% %

Illiteracy rate (% adults aged 15 and older)


Source: UNDP - Human Development Report 2018

44.5 %

Youth unemployment (% ages 15-24)


Source: UNDP - Human Development Report 2018

0 %

NEETs (% ages 15-24)


Source: UNDP - Human Development Report 2018

COOPI'S ACTIVITY IN Palestine

5

Projects
Source: COOPI Annual report 2018

12,840

Beneficiaries
Source: COOPI Annual report 2018

2

International staff
Source: COOPI Annual report 2018

6

Local staff
Source: COOPI Annual report 2018

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