REPORT: "Reconstructing Gaza - 5 Principles for Transformative Change"
Damage to water and sanitation infrastructure resulting from the 2014 escalation in Gaza. Credit: Terre des Hommes Foundation
AIDA members say in this October 3, 2014 policy paper that "donors must not pour endless money into reconstructing Gaza without the prospect of a fundamental change in the status quo that would allow for their interventions to be sustainable."
"As long as Palestinians in Gaza remain isolated from the rest of the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) and the restrictions on the movement of people and goods remain, any reconstruction efforts will be unable to deliver what Palestinians in Gaza desperately need. International interventions must be consistent with international legal and humanitarian principles; at best, they would promote aid effectiveness and reduce aid dependence."