Contracting party:         United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
Funded By:                      United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
Starting Date:                 April 2022
Ending Date:                   December 2022

The project titled “Improving the access of vulnerable people in Al Aqaba to equitable, affordable and sustainable safely-managed WASH services” is funded by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and being implemented by the Applied Research Institute – Jerusalem (ARIJ) in cooperation with Al’ard for Agricultural Development.

The main objective of the project aims to improve the access to sanitation for the communities not connected to any sewer systems and suffering wastewater accumulation (WASH cluster objective 2). ARIJ and Al’ard aim to ensure equitable, affordable and sustainable access to safe and sufficient WASH services for the unserved, underserved and most vulnerable Palestinians living under occupation in Al Aqaba in the West Bank in accordance with the rights of protected persons under international humanitarian law (IHL).

This project will also contribute in enhancing the health and living condition, protecting land sustainability, preserving natural resources. Moreover, it will enhance the food security and increase resilience for all beneficiaries as well as reduce the negative impact on an environmental level.

The project is expected to achieve the following:

Have 60 HHs connected to sewage system which targets 186 individuals and 11 people with disabilities (PWD) in the West Bank living in Tubas, Al Aqaba.