Evaluation of the ACT response to ACT appeal MEPL 51, 61, 71 in oPt
Since the beginning of the second Palestinian Intifada on 29 September 2000, the conflict between the Israeli occupying forces and the Palestinian people has escalated ever more. The occupation practice since the late 1960s consisted of setting up settlements on Palestinian land and protecting the settlements with military measures, expropriating and rendering land inaccessible to the Palestinian population. The political stalemate has created a continued humanitarian crisis. To respond to this crisis, ACT international has issued a number of appeals since 2001, which included different ACT members; the Near East Council of Churches/Department of Service to Palestine Refugees (NECC/DSPR), LWF, and the IOCC. Since 2001, DSPR has received appeal funds of over five Million US$ and benefited from further funds of 3.89 MUS$. ACT CO and DSPR have agreed to evaluate the implementation of appeal 51, 61and 71 and draw conclusions for further assistance.