Première Urgence Internationale (PUI)


Founded2011, after the merging of two French NGOs- Aide Médicale Internationale and Première Urgence.
In their own wordsA non-governmental organization which promotes international solidarity. It is a non-profit organization with no political or religious affiliation.


  • In 2016, total public funding was €69 million; total programing expenses were €70 million, of which €28 million went to programs in the Middle East, and about €2 million to the “Occupied Palestinian Territories.”1
  • 2016 donors include the European Union (€22 million), the United Nations (€20 million), United States (€14 million), and France (€5 million).
  • In 2016, PUI’s programs in the Palestinian Territories were funded by different agencies of France, the European Union (European Commission Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection [ECHO], EuropeAid), the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), Muslim Care, The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID), and NRC Consortium.


International Advocacy


  • PUI is an observer member of La Plateforme des ONG Françaises pour la Palestine, a network-based organization made up of 40 French NGOs active in the Arab-Israeli conflict, and is a member of the the West Bank Protection Consortium.
  • PUI has over 50 institutional and private partners, including: The European Commission for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO), the Directorate-General for the European Commission for International Cooperation and Development (EuropAid), The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the French Development Agency (AFD), the French Consulate General in Jerusalem, and United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).


  1. Note: All translations in this document were made by NGO Monitor.

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