Acted has been present in the West Bank since 2007 and in the Gaza Strip since 2008. Since 2007, Acted has been responding to humanitarian needs and development challenges in the Occupied Palestinian Territory through an integrated approach. In view of the worsening of the humanitarian situation in recent years, and even more so since 7 October, Acted is mobilized to respond to the basic needs of the populations affected by the conflict.
Since 2007, Acted has been implementing numerous humanitarian and development aid programmes in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.
On the humanitarian front, Acted has been providing support to vulnerable households living in precarious conditions for many years through the rehabilitation of shelters, the provision of non-food items, and by facilitating access to drinking water, hygiene, and sanitation (WASH). This includes rehabilitating WASH facilities in schools and medical centres. ACTED’s support to the most vulnerable households also targets victims of gender-based violence, helping them rebuild their livelihoods and become financially independent. In 2021, following a resumption of hostilities, Acted also supported vulnerable families in the Gaza Strip to rebuild their shelters and farmers to rehabilitate their land.
Between 2020 and 2022, Acted provided support to nearly 230,000 vulnerable people in shelter, water, hygiene and sanitation and non-food items.
In terms of development, Acted has been mobilized in particular to promote inclusive economic growth through digital innovation to generate employment opportunities for young graduates and entrepreneurs in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
In view of the dramatic worsening of the conflict since 7 October 2023 – unprecedented in its scale and the suffering it generates – Acted is mobilized to respond to the immediate needs of displaced populations in the Gaza Strip, in particular through the distribution of stocks of basic necessities and is also intensifying its emergency response to the growing needs of the most vulnerable populations in the West Bank.