World Bank launches $17m employment drive for Gaza

The World Bank has announced a new project to provide Gaza‘s unemployed youth with short-term income support, the Palestinian Information Centre has said.

About 4,400 targeted youth, half of them women, will be hired by non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to deliver services in severely needed fields such as health, education and support to the disabled and elderly.

As part of the $17 million grant, the new project will also finance skills training and internet-based job support to an additional 750 youth.

The World Bank’s Gaza Emergency Cash for Work and Self-Employment Support project will target unemployed young people between the ages of 18 to 34.

The project will work with NGOs that have solid track records in delivering social services to especially vulnerable communities, and not-for-profit organisations that provide support for freelancers in the digital economy.

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