short-term job opportunities for Gaza youth.

Started Dec. 2015


Women's Empowerment Project.

Started Jun. 2016

In the West Bank and Gaza, there are significant gender gaps in labor participation and unemployment rates. To strengthen women's earning potential and help them provide for their families, IOCC built greenhouses and provided seeds and equipment so women could grow vegetables and herbs for market and for their own households.


Community Technical/Vocational Training Centers for Gaza Youth.

Started Feb. 2018

Around the world, technical education and vocational training improve the productivity of youth and reduce unemployment for this demographic group. Providing this kind of training in growing sectors can help youth in Gaza acquire new skills or sharpen existing ones. This experience will increase their job prospects and improve their ability to earn income to support themselves and their families.


Health and Nutrition Support for Preschool Children and Caregivers in Gaza.

Started Oct. 2018

Malnutrition rates in Gaza are extremely high for children under age six—and this leads to conditions like anemia that, left untreated, can damage vital organs and strain the heart. To help address this problem, IOCC launched a health and nutrition project supporting preschool-age children and their caregivers in Gaza.

The project, implemented by Peace Winds Japan and IOCC with support from the Japan Platform, is offering basic health screening to identify and treat children who have micronutrient deficiencies, referring them to specialists as needed. Parents and guardians are receiving health and nutrition education, and educators are being trained and equipped to conduct basic health screening so that they can better serve their community. The project will also establish parental health and nutrition committees to spearhead grassroots efforts, including community outreach.