In May 2002, following the Israeli invasion of Nablus, a group of young paramedical workers decided to get involved with children and teenagers who had been affected by traumatic situations. The aim was to enhance the quality of their lives and bring them happiness by helping them cope with their trauma through resilience practices. These initiatives, according to the Convention on the Rights of the Child, are an effective way for children to claim their rights.

In order to achieve these goals, the team organized regular activities for young people from Nablus and its surrounding area based on psycho-educational methods. On June 14, 2006, the Human Supporters Association was officially recognized as a nongovernmental organization and has continued to grow by providing four types of programs: psycho-educational, educational, sportive and cultural, and self-sustainability. In such a critical political and social context, HSA provides the youth and women of Nablus with proactive and nonviolent alternative tools while maintaining a political posture.

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Balata Refugee Camp

Balata camp is located in the northern West Bank in Nablus city. Built in 1950 to house 5,000 Palestinian refugees, it is now home to over 27,000 people who inhabit just 0.25 square kilometers, making it the largest refugee camp in the West Bank. Overcrowding and poor infrastructure is common throughout the camp. Over the years, construction of new residences has encroached on public spaces, with many streets having become narrow alleys with barely sufficient space for people to pass. The lack of space has also meant that many refugees now live without a sense of privacy and living space. Very few safe spaces remain for children to play outdoors.

Askar Camps

Askar camp was built in 1950 and borders the Nablus municipality. The camp population grew significantly between 1950 and 1970. Some residents subsequently settled in an area one kilometer away that is now known as the new Askar. Residents of New Askar originally utilized many facilities in Askar camp. With nearly 18,500 registered persons, Askar camp is among the most densely populated West Bank camp. Overcrowding and unemployment are among the most serious for residents in their personal lives, adding to the resident's physical and psychological strain.

The Old City

The Old City of Nablus has a cultural heritage that includes architectural treasures dating to Roman, Byzantine, Crusader, Mamluk and Ottoman eras. It is currently home to approximately 23,000 people.


Our team is passionately committed to fostering a positive transformation in the lives of children, youth, and women in Palestine. Rooted in core virtues of curiosity, empathy, integrity, humility, and hard work, we channel our collective strengths to create sustainable impacts. We believe in the power of collaboration and community-driven efforts to bring about meaningful change. Should you have any queries or seek guidance on team dynamics, projects, strategies, or any other matter, do not hesitate to reach out. We are here to support and assist you every step of the way.

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