Project profile — Improving Food Security for Vulnerable Palestinians - Humanitarian Response 2014


CARE Canada (CA-CRA_ACR-0010011116)
2014-03-28 - 2015-03-16
Global Affairs Canada
EGM Europe, Arctic, Middle East and Magh

Country / region 

• West Bank Gaza (100.00%)


• Emergency Response: Emergency food aid (72040) (100.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project aims to improve the resilience of Palestinian women, men and children by helping to improve their food security, and access to safe, sufficient and nutritious food. The project seeks to improve the ability of poor families in nine communities, with a focus on the women most vulnerable to poverty, to produce and buy the food they need to live healthy lives and have a sustainable means of earning a living. Some project activities include: (i) raising awareness of good farming practices; (ii) providing chickens, goats, small greenhouses, beehives and bees, animal fodder, and seeds, to help people meet their food needs and, in some cases, earn a living; and (iii) increasing the opportunities for women to make a sustainable living. This project is one of over 150 projects that make up the United Nations' 2014 Humanitarian Programme Cycle (HPC) for the West Bank and Gaza. The 2014 HPC, worth over US $400 million, allows the international community to help spare Palestinians from the worst effects of the ongoing crisis. Delivered through a coordinated approach, the HPC provides life-saving humanitarian assistance by providing food, water, health, and nutrition and by increasing the protection of civilians.

Expected results 

The expected intermediate outcomes for this project include: improved resiliency and sustainability of the livelihoods of food insecure households in the West Bank and Gaza.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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