Since 2009, USAID has invested more than $400 million in Gaza. In the aftermath of the Gaza 2014 conflict, USAID provided food, water, hygiene kits, tarps, household items, and medical supplies to vulnerable families. In 2015, USAID continued to provide urgent humanitarian support and began to expand activities for Gaza recovery efforts. The U.S. Government works closely with the Palestinian Authority, Government of Israel, and other development partners to address immediate and intermediate humanitarian needs and long-term development needs in Gaza. USAID follows a rigorous vetting mechanism to comply with U.S. policies.
Today, at a ceremony in Halhoul, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Palestinian Water Authority announced the opening of the new Deir Sha’ar pipeline. The new pipeline will serve as the backbone of the southern West Bank’s water infrastructure and the majority of water reaching the region will flow through it.
Since September 25, 2013 the U.S. Government has committed a total of $100 million in support of the High Impact Micro-Infrastructure Initiative (HIMII).
Since 2000, USAID has invested more than $300 million for hundreds of water and wastewater projects in the West Bank and Gaza.
USAID invests in Palestinian agriculture to boost the local economy, provide jobs, and transform agribusiness into a globally competitive industry.
Last updated: April 16, 2016