Case Study

Gaza: Repair Strategies (Palestine)

In response to the humanitarian crisis in Gaza which has left thousands of families living in sub-standard conditions, the UUSC together with the AFSC the Youth Bank and Architects for peace have launched an extensive analysis of the housing situation. Combining psycho-social assistance, practical support to needy families, and housing repairs, the goal of the project was to re-establish a sense of normalcy in the lives of people, especially young people, by engaging youth in the mental and physical reconstruction of their communities.

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Author: Architecture for Humanity
Location: Gaza City, Beit Lahia, Gaza
Project Partners: UUSC, American Friends Service Committee.
Realized: 2009-ongoing
Factors for success: Safety, Communality
Websites: 
http://openarchitecturenetwork.org/projects/repair_gaza
http://architectureforhumanity.org/node/1587
http://openarchitecturenetwork.org/sites/default/files/active/22/Gaza_Final

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