Upgrading Karm Abu Salem Crossing - Gaza

Projekt abgeschlossen

Switzerland will support improving the export/import conditions of goods to and from the Gaza Strip. The project, implemented by UNOPS, will upgrade the poor infrastructure at the Palestinian side of the only functioning commercial crossing between Gaza and Israel. The existing infrastructure conditions are causing around 10% of damages to the transiting commodities thus incurring substantial economic losses that are affecting the living conditions of two million people in the Gaza Strip

Land/Region Thema Periode Budget
Besetztes Palästinensisches Gebiet
Beschäftigung & Wirtschaftsentwicklung
Landwirtschaft und Ernährungssicherheit
Handelspolitik & Marktsystem
Landwirtschaftliche Entwicklung
01.10.2020 - 29.02.2024
CHF  870’000
Hintergrund oPt unemployment rate reached 24%, and exceeds 50% in the Gaza Strip (Q4 2019) 24% of Palestinians live below the poverty line in the oPt, whilst they exceed 50% in the Gaza Strip. Since 13 years Gaza is under closure with restriction of movement of people and goods. Karm Abu Salem is the only functioning border crossing for goods. The poor infrastruture on the palestinian side leads to substantial losses and damage to products in particular food and medical products.
Ziele Reduce economic losses and transaction costs at Karm Abu Salem KAS through improvement of the in-frastructure at the Palestinian side of the crossing.
Zielgruppen Direct: 5,000 -10,000 establishments1 that use KAS on regular basis for import/export purposes. The number of individuals working for these establish-ments are estimated at 50,000 – 75,0002. Indirect: Around two million people living in the Gaza Strip (50% females)
Mittelfristige Wirkungen Increased protection of food and medical supplies from damage due to weather conditions, and from vandalism during export/imports at KAS. Increased level of safety and security at KAS

Erwartete Resultate:   Steel shed designed and constructed on 6,000 m2 area1,230 m fence constructed around the whole site

Resultate von früheren Phasen:   N/A

Verantwortliche Direktion/Bundesamt DEZA
Kreditbereich Entwicklungszusammenarbeit
Projektpartner Vertragspartner
Organisation der Vereinten Nationen (UNO)
  • Other UN Organisation

Andere Partner
United Nations Office for Project Services – UNOPS
Koordination mit anderen Projekten und Akteuren N/A
Budget Laufende Phase Schweizer Beitrag CHF    870’000 Bereits ausgegebenes Schweizer Budget CHF    798’994

Phase 1 01.10.2020 - 29.02.2024   (Completed)