Emergency Humanitarian Appeals and Gaza’s On-going Destruction: The Case of Failed Accountability and Sustainability

The PA continues to pose long lists of areas and needs without strategic thinking and analytical approaches that represent a framework to de-colonize Palestinian lands by investing in land, development and systems to challenge the economic constraints of the Israeli occupation.

Some key questions for stakeholders moving forward, include whether international aid will continue to support relief and/or humanitarian efforts or will include a long-term sustainable development to drastically alleviate the status of livelihoods for Palestinians in Gaza. In the context of Palestine, NGOs are competing for project based funding in almost every area of human and infrastructural development. This leaves little to no room for community based initiatives and volunteerism —which was indeed the spirit during the first Intifada, where community organizers worked hard towards capacity building, outreach, youth, protection and education

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