IECD has been operating in the Palestinian Territories since 2007.

In a deprived economic and social climate with very few prospects for improvement, the IECD focuses its action on the East Jerusalem region. In response to the priorities of the population and families, two projects are implemented :

  • The Al-Hamawi Education Center in Bethany welcomes young boys and girls from 6 to 18 years, most of them from the poorest families in Bethany and its vicinity.
  • In 2017, the IECD has started a new phase of the Support for Small Enterprises program in partnership with the Chamber of Commerce.