The Old City of Jerusalem is central to the Palestinian cause. Therefore, ensuring the ability of the people to persevere in the face of Israeli efforts to change the character of the Old City is of political essence. At the same time, most of the 40,000 Palestinian inhabitants of the Old City suffer from poverty and marginalization. As part of the Endowment of the Old City of Jerusalem project, FFP contributed funds directly to offset electricity bill costs for Palestinian residents of the Old City of Jerusalem. This contribution immediately improves the steadfastness and resilience of this particularly vulnerable and marginalized Palestinian population.

Sector: 
Marginalized and Severely Impacted Areas
Program: 
Improving Humanitarian Services
Governorate: 
Jerusalem
Year: 
2014
Cost: 
$624,386
Funding: 
United Arab Emirates