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ActionAid Palestine to Continue Responding to COVID-19 in Governorates of Bethlehem, Hebron and Jordan Valleys

Young Volunteers from ActionAid Palestine(AAP) youth groups  from governorates  of Hebron and Bethlehem in the south of West Bank package food parcels to be distributed  on families in health quarantine and marginalized through AAP’s response to COVID-19. Hebron – South of West -Palestine -Copy Rights of ActionAid Palestine 2020



West Bank -Hebron- Through its programme of “Civil and Democratic Participation of Palestinian Youth”, ActionAid Palestine (AAP) continued implementing its emergency interventions and joining national Palestinian efforts to respond to the spread of COVID-19. This response provided 1000 needy families living in 16 communities in the marginalized areas in the governorates of Hebron, Bethlehem, and Jordan Valleys with food parcels. This response aims to strengthen the resilience of those families, enhance their food security, and build their capacities to combat this pandemic.

This response targeted the poor families headed by women and have persons with disabilities and families that lost their livelihoods. This response aimed to mitigate the multifaceted economic and social effects of this crisis on them.

AAP targeted aforementioned areas through its emergency interventions as they since have witnessed a significant surge in the number of cases by comparison with other Palestinian cities according to the Palestinian ministry of health. AAP has implemented this intervention in cooperation and coordination with governorates of Bethlehem and Hebron, ministry of Social Development, local and municipal councils, public committees for services in refugee camps and sub-national emergency committees in those areas. Youth groups led the design and implementation of those interventions with the participation of Alternative Information Center (AIC).

This response is one in a series of interventions AAP has implemented after the state of emergency had been declared in oPt in March.

Background Information


ActionAid is a global federation working for social justice and gender equality and eradicate poverty. ActionAid works worldwide to empower people living in poverty and exclusion with focus on women’s rights .ActionAid works directly and closely with communities, civil society organizations, women movements and social groups and movements and other allies to tackle root causes of poverty and oppression. ActionAid deliver grassroots programmes to utilize efforts of global struggle movements working for a just, fair and sustainable world. Based on human rights-based approach and women rights’ principles, ActionAid seeks to fairly re-distribute powers through solidarity, empowerment, awareness campaigns and creating alternatives to ensure that everybody enjoys the right to a life of dignity, and freedom from oppression.

ActionAid in Palestine (AAP) is a part of that federation which started its work in Palestine in 2007 to strengthen the resilience of Palestinian People as ActionAid believes that they should enjoy their rights to freedom, justice and self-determination. AAP implements a number of programs through its engagement with communities and women and youth groups seeking to empower them and enhance their influential civil and political participation to understand their rights and undertake collective activism to address the protracted rights violations resulting from the prolonged occupation of Palestine. AAP works simultaneously to enhance their leadership capacity and knowledge to practice their citizenship in holding authorities and other duty bearers to account.

For more information, please contact

Riham Jafari

Coordinator of Advocacy and Communication in Gaza Strip and West Bank


+972 (0) 595242890


+972 (0) (2) 22 13 137