• The Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS, a branch of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs) provides millions of euros to highly politicized non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that promote anti-Israel narratives, lawfare, and BDS (boycott, divestment, and sanctions) campaigns. Some of these organizations have ties to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), a terrorist organization designated as such by the USEUCanada, and Israel.
  • In 2015-2021, AICS provided approximately €23 million to 20 projects in Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza.

Direct Funding to Politicized NGOs

Indirect Funding

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)


Un Ponte Per (UPP)

  • According to UPP, in 2020 the organization received €13,518,104 from public and private entities. UPP does not detail the sources of government funding.
    • Supports BDS campaigns against Israel.

Indirect Funding via UN Frameworks

Funding to the World Health Organization

Funding to the UN-OCHA oPt Humanitarian Fund

  • In 2022, Italy provided the “occupied Palestinian territory Humanitarian Fund” with $547,645.
    • Several PFLP-linked NGOs, including UAWC, UHWC, and PCHR are regular recipients of disbursements from the “occupied Palestinian territory Humanitarian Fund.”

Italian Funding to Political NGOs

Al-HaqCooperazione Per Lo Sviluppo Dei Paesi Emergenti (COSPE) and Associazione Comunità Papa Giovanni XXIII (APG23)2018-2021€1,800,000
Oxfam Italia2013-2021€ 2,115,131
Oxfam Novib2020$429,646
Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC)Organizzazione Per Lo Sviluppo Globale Di Comunita’ In Paesi Extraeuropei Onlus (Overseas)2018€241,471
Associazione Di Cooperazione E Solidarieta (ACS)€527,102
Ma’an Development CenterWeWorld - Gruppo Volontariato Civile Onlus2022$97,500
Save the ChildrenDefense for Children International – Palestine (DCI-P) and East Jerusalem YMCA2018$218,854
Ma’an Development Center, Palestinian Center for Democracy and Conflict Resolution, and the East Jerusalem YMCA$862,076
Norwegian Refugee CouncilJerusalem Legal Aid Centre (JLAC), Society of St Yves, Community Action Centre (CAC), Yesh Din, HaMoked, Jerusalem Community Advocacy Network (JCAN), Peace Now, Haqel, CCPRJ, BIMKOM and Terrestrial Jerusalem2018$304,450
EducAid OnlusVento di Terra, Save the Children and the Norwegian Refugee Council.2022$60,000
Vento di Terra, Save the Children and Islamic Relief Palestine2021$17,000

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