This year marks ten years of the Gaza blockade. Action Against Hunger (ACF), an EU Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid partner, has documented the devastating impact the blockade has had on Gaza’s women. With EU support, ACF has helped 160 women—whose families are dependent upon them for their survival—revive and develop small businesses that were damaged or destroyed during the 2014 Israel-Gaza war.
The women are from areas with the highest rates of food insecurity in Gaza. Through training courses, cash aid and the support to develop business plans, the programme has allowed the women to re-launch their lost or damaged businesses, while simultaneously helping them plan ahead for a better life.
Video by Action Against Hunger