III. Regional cooperation and cooperation with other countries

Occupied Palestinian Territories

Occupied Palestinian Territories*

The Palestinian Territories have a special status similar to Luxembourg development cooperation’s partner countries. As in previous years, Luxembourg development cooperation supports Palestinian civil society via three local NGOs: 500 000 euros to the Palestinian Agricultural Relief Committee (PARC) in the agriculture and sustainable development sector, 250 000 euros to the Palestinian Medical Relief Society (PMRS) in the sector of reproductive health for women and 160 000 USD for 2014 to the Coalition for Accountability and Integrity (AMAN) in the transparency and good governance sector.

In 2014, the PEGASE mechanism, a European aid and socioeconomic management project, continued to run its course.

The largest part of the contribution to the OPT is the voluntary annual contribution to the UNRWA of 3 500 000 euros for 2014. Apart from its voluntary contribution, Luxembourg’s development cooperation contributes the sum of 360 000 euros to the “Healthy Life and Lifestyle for Youth in West Bank and Gaza” project.

During the 50 days of the Gaza crisis in 2014, 1 520 356,40 euros were disbursed to the various partners on the ground, especially the organisations ICRC and UNRWA, as well as the local NGOs PARC and PMRS (in collaboration with Care in Luxembourg) and the Luxembourg NGOs ASTM and Handicap International Luxembourg.

* The Occupied Palestinian Territories are to be considered as one of the main partner countries of Luxembourg development cooperation as specified in Article 3 of the Grand-Ducal Regulation of 7 August 2012 setting intervention thresholds, the annual financial ceiling, the local non-financial contribution and the audit obligations as part of the co-financing of programmes or projects presented by non-governmental development organisations under the modified law of 6 January 1996 on development cooperation and humanitarian action.


Occupied Palestinian Territories