About us

BAS_6434_JPG-416.jpgThe Welfare Association (WA) was registered with the Charity Commission of England and Wales in 1993 (Registered charity number No. 1020238) and works to support some of the most marginalised Palestinian families and communities in the West Bank and Gaza and in the refugee camps and gatherings of Lebanon. Our international development and emergency relief projects are funded through the EC, DFID, UK trusts, foundations, British public and through fundraising events.

What we do and how

Together with local partners we work with the most vulnerable Palestinian communities in the West Bank and Gaza and in the refugee camps in Lebanon to overcome poverty, in several ways:

  • By providing emergency aid and supporting basic services during times of crisis
  • By developing proposals and programmes that meet the needs of local communities
  • By developing the skills and capacity of local NGOs
  • By supporting the rights of local communities and advocating with and on behalf of local communities to achieve change

Our work is focussed in the following key areas:

  1. Emergency relief in times of crisis
  2. Support for health services
  3. Support for education services
  4. Other sustainable development programmes e.g. livelihoods, housing rehabilitation

Our beliefs

Everyone is equal with the same fundamental rights (to life, security, a sustainable livelihood and to basic social services, etc.)

Palestinian communities are denied their rights, and face continued loss of livelihoods and basic services leading to increased levels of poverty.

Our values

Empowerment: We empower communities through partnership, programme support and capacity building.

Commitment: We are committed to improving the lives of the most vulnerable Palestinian communities.

Accountability and transparency: We are fully accountable to our donors, our supporters and to the Palestinian communities we work with.