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United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funds programs that help people living in the West Bank and Gaza lead healthier and more productive lives. Since 1993, Palestinians have received more than $1.5 billion in U.S. economic assistance via USAID projects - more than from any other donor country.. Some $371 million went to humanitarian aid and emergency response activities to alleviate the suffering caused by the latest Intifada. The funds were used to create jobs through the repair of classrooms, clinics, roads and water systems, and to buy food and medicines for more than 500,000 people.


 
United Nations Development Programme/Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People (UNDP/PAPP)

In December 1978, the UN General Assembly adopted resolution 33/147, which called on UNDP to provide assistance to the Palestinian people. By this date, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip had endured over 10 years of occupation, which had lead to increased levels of poverty and unemployment. Hundreds of thousands were living in refugee camps in slum conditions without the most basic amenities. Infrastructure had been allowed to deteriorate, including schools, health facilities, housing, roads, and water and sanitation systems, despite the steady population growth. In response to the UN resolution in support of the economic and social development of the Palestinian people, UNDP launched the Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People (PAPP). A programme office was established, initially in New York and subsequently in East Jerusalem. A donor campaign was organised, and field operations commenced in August 1980.

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