EUBAM Rafah and Palestinian Border Chief sign Donation Agreement

The Head of EUBAM Rafah Guenther Freisleben and Nazmi Mhanna the General Director of General Administration of Borders and Crossings (GABC) signed a Donation Agreement on 16 January 2019 in Jericho.

The donation agreement aims at further supporting GABC in enhancing the capacities of the border agencies operating under its umbrella in order to enable them to run the Rafah Crossing Point according to EU/International standards, as well as supporting GABC in creating its own pool of trainers by providing them with the necessary equipment. The agreement complements the rehabilitation of the GABC training center in 2017 and the previous donation of other equipment.

The training center and the donated equipment and assets will be used by GABC and EUBAM Rafah experts for delivering training activities - including workshops, seminars and conferences - to GABC and other PA border agency personnel

The support in the creation of a space dedicated entirely for training activities is another important step for the sustainability of EUBAM Rafah action towards GABC capacity building, and supporting GABC in creating its own pool of trainers.