Columbia International Affairs Online: Policy Briefs

CIAO DATE: 05/2015

Charting a New Course: Overcoming the stalemate in Gaza

Grazia Careccia, Lani Frerichs, Laura Grant, Kirsten Hagon, Willow Heske

April 2015

Oxfam Publishing


In 2014, after unprecedented destruction and suffering in Gaza, international donors pledged $3.5bn and a change in approach. Six months later, reconstruction and recovery have barely begun, there has been no accountability for violations of international law, and Gaza remains cut off from the West Bank. This AIDA briefing paper outlines an achievable course of action to address the root causes of the recurrent conflict and put international engagement with Gaza back on the right course.