Urban area in the West Bank, Gaza © Shutterstock

  • Total value of UN-Habitat investments (2008-2013): US$ 26,662,881
  • Total number of UN-Habitat projects (2008-2013): 10 projects
  • Main donors: Saudi Committee for the Palestinian People Relief/the Saudi Campaign of for the Relief of the Palestinian People in Gaza, the Government of Bahrain, the Government of France the European Commission (EC), the Government of Belgium, World Bank

Rapid urbanization, high population growth rates, scarcity of land and territorial fragmentation resulting from the Israeli occupation in Palestine are considered among the main challenges facing the Palestinian urban areas today. These are creating a growing pressure on land, infrastructure and resources and as a result, random and uncontrolled developments have expanded in the cities and around the fringes of towns, encroaching on surrounding agricultural land.

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UN-Habitat projects in Palestine

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