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Upgrading Karm Abu Salem Crossing - Gaza

Palestine Authority

Direction du Développement de la Coopération (Suisse)

Titre : Upgrading Karm Abu Salem Crossing - Gaza

Pays/Région : Palestine Authority

Durée : 01.10.2020 - 31.12.2022

Switzerland will support improving the export/import conditions of goods to and from the Gaza Strip. The project, implemented by UNOPS, will upgrade the poor infrastructure at the Palestinian side of the only functioning commercial crossing between Gaza and Israel. The existing infrastructure con- ditions are causing around 10% of damages to the transiting commodities thus incurring substantial economic losses that are affecting the living conditions of two million people in the Gaza Strip

Projet en bref
* Contexte : oPt unemployment rate reached 24%, and exceeds 50% in the Gaza Strip (Q4 2019) 24% of Palestinians live below the poverty line in the oPt, whilst they exceed 50% in the Gaza Strip Since 13 years Gaza is under closure with restriction of movement of people and goods. Karm Abu Salem is the only functioning border crossing for goods. The poor infrastructure on the Palestinian side leads to substantial losses and damage to products in particular food and medical products.
* Objectifs  : Reduce economic losses and transaction costs at Karm Abu Salem KAS through improvement of the in-frastructure at the Palestinian side of the crossing.
* Groupes cibles  : Direct : 5,000 -10,000 establishments1 that use KAS on regular basis for import/export purposes. The number of individuals working for these establish-ments are estimated at 50,000 – 75,0002. Indirect : Around two million people living in the Gaza Strip (50% females)

Budget de la Suisse  : CHF 870’000

Présentation : Coopération Suisse

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