Aida Youth Center
Since 1968, Aida Youth Center supports the 5,500 refugees living in Aida camp, especially its children and youth. Our programs focus on education, humanitarian aid, sports and arts. We also advocate for the rights of Palestinian refugees. Our aim is to improve the living conditions and opportunities for this community, not only short-term but also in the long term.
The 5,500 inhabitants of Aida refugee camp have been living here since 1950, on an area measuring less than 0.071 square kilometres. The camp is overcrowded, and has high levels of poverty and unemployment. In addition, refugees living in the camp face daily violence from the Israeli security forces, since the camp is surrounded by the Apartheid Wall, seven watchtowers and a military base.
Since 7 October, the situation in the West Bank has worsened. Violence against civilians has increased, and thousands have been imprisoned without charges. Over 160,000 workers, who were already living paycheck to paycheck, cannot work, and 190,000 employees are not receiving their salaries because Israel refuses to hand over collected taxes. Moreover, there is no more tourism in Bethlehem, which many Palestinians in the area are dependent on. Therefore, we are increasing our humanitarian support to families who have been affected by these recent developments.
To serve the community of Aida camp, Aida Youth Center relies largely on the donations of people like you. You can use this form to donate using PayPal, but if you would like to donate using a different payment form, get in touch via email@example.com.
Donate today to support our important work in Aida camp!