Here’s a look at the latest data on the humanitarian situation in Palestine:
- Youth unemployment ranks in the highest in the world at 58% putting many at risk of never achieving self-sustainability. (UNICEF, 2018)
- Over 1 million people in Palestine are food insecure, including nearly half of the population of the Gaza Strip. (UNICEF, 2018)
- The number of people in need is at 2.5 million, with 90% of these people living in the Gaza Strip (UNICEF, 2018)
Islamic Relief in the Palestinian Territories
To support livelihood enhancement, IRUSA is implementing with partners job training and and job placement services for youth in Gaza. Islamic Relief started working in Palestine in 1994, and Islamic Relief Palestine opened its office there in 1998 so that long-term development projects could be implemented and overseen by people in the field.