Gaza Risk Reduction and Mitigation (GRRAM)

Organisation: Catholic Relief Services

Partners: An-Najah National University (NNU), Al Azhar University in Gaza

Location: Occupied Palestinian Territories

Type of grant: Core – development

Status: Completed

  • Jabalia, Gaza, an area close to the Israeli/Palestinian border that was hit hard by the 2008/2009 war in Gaza also known as "Operation Cast Lead." Credit: Katie Orlinsky/Caritas 2010

  • Jabalia, Gaza, an area close to the Israeli/Palestinian border that was hit hard by the 2008/2009 war in Gaza also known as "Operation Cast Lead." Credit: Katie Orlinsky/Caritas 2010

  • Jabalia, Gaza, an area close to the Israeli/Palestinian border that was hit hard by the 2008/2009 war in Gaza also known as "Operation Cast Lead." Credit: Katie Orlinsky/Caritas 2010


Create a viable model for designing and implementing DRR projects in complex humanitarian emergencies that occur in urban, conflict-prone areas with non-state actors.


Challenge(s) addressed:

•Limited experience of DRR in complex humanitarian emergencies that occur in urban, conflict-prone areas with non-state actors
•No guidelines for designing and implementing DRR projects in such contexts
•Little capacity to adequately manage disasters in Gaza

Innovation Factor: Development of a new programmatic framework for DRR in urban and conflict prone areas.

Added Value: Enhancing DRR learning and practice to reflect different contexts.

Key Deliverables / Impact:

•Reduce disaster risk at the point where three major variables intersect: urban-settings, conflict-prone areas, and non-state actors
•Develop, implement and diffuse a “How-To-Guide on DRR Programming in Urban, Conflict-Prone Areas with Non-State Actors”
•Hazard mapping, vulnerability and capacity assessments (VCA), disaster risk reduction planning, and implementation of DRR initiatives in Gaza

Elrha is hosted by Save the Children, a registered charity in England and Wales (213890) and Scotland (SC039570).

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