ECHO's humanitarian support for victims of the crisis in the Palestinian Territories.
The humanitarian situation in the Palestinian territories remains dramatic despite efforts to achieve a peaceful and lasting solution. Since the beginning of the second Intifada in September 2000, the number of people living in poverty has tripled and today represents 60 percent of the population. Today, more than 2 million Palestinians live on less than two euro per day and subsist thanks to international aid. Half of all households benefit from emergency food aid. Despite this, consumption per capita has fallen by 25 percent.
The European Commission has a long-standing commitment to help the victims of successive crises in the Middle East. Since the beginning of the second Intifada, ECHO has financed more than 100 emergency aid projects for the Palestinian population costing more than EUR107 million.