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World Vision is about the well-being of vulnerable children regardless of their race, ethnicity, religion, or gender. For over 45 years, we have worked to improve the lives of children in this part of the world. The children in our current programmes in the West Bank are the most vulnerable in terms of poverty and fragility. Our goal is to nurture them, improve their resilience, and bring hope. We work through development, relief and advocacy so vulnerable children are protected in families and communities, and so they develop the skills they need for healthyWorld Vision JWG Operations Map lives.

World Vision JWG has one of the largest community-based presence of any organisation operating in the West Bank. In FY20, we reached 138,213 individual children, of which 74% are categorically considered most vulnerable in the West Bank. We work through 12 locations or area programmes (AP), which directly support about 40,000 children participating in sponsorship programmes. The APs are located in Hebron, Bethlehem, Nablus, Salfit, Tubas, Ramallah and Jenin, and are served by over 80 dedicated female and male staff. The operation covers 149 communities and almost 400 schools with a total annual budget of around $9 million USD. Private funding gives us stability and enables us to build long-term relationships with families, communities, schools, municipalities, village councils, the Palestinian Authority, faith communities, and other civil society actors.

Our goal is that boys and girls, in our areas of operation, have improved resilience, live in a nurturing environment and have hope for the future. The main focus of our 2020-23 strategy is to work toward this well-being of children by addressing key vulnerabilities, such as domestic and school violence, early marriage, low income, and low performance in school. We do so through programming in early childhood development, child protection and participation, youth and community resilience, and through integration of faith with development. We work with predominantly private funding complemented by government grants currently and historically from donors such as BMZ, ECHO, Grand Challenge Canada, and bi-lateral grants from UN agencies, such as OCHA.