Frequently Asked Questions

On this page we try to answer some of the frequently asked questions we receive. If you cannot find a answer to your question, either on this page, or anywhere else on our website, please contact us on info@map.org.uk. Or call us on +44 (0)20 7226 4144. 

 

About our work

Does MAP work directly on the ground?

MAP has permanent offices in East Jerusalem, Ramallah, Gaza City and Beirut in Lebanon, which means that most of the MAP team live, work and are a part of the Palestinian communities we support. 

We run projects in partnership with Palestinian organisations, doctors, nurses and other health professionals, which ensure that MAP projects are both wanted and needed by the communities we serve. 

The way MAP works also means that when an emergency situation happens, we are able to respond immediately because we have built up extensive networks with hospitals, medical centres and community organisations. 

Do you projects actually make a difference?

MAP makes a huge difference. The projects MAP supports can literally mean the difference between life and death. Just a few examples of what we are able to do:

Do you support any political organisations?

MAP is a non-political, non-religious, non-sectarian humanitarian organisation. We do, however, work with politicians and policy makers to ensure that Palestinians get access to the healthcare that they need. 

MAP's advocacy programme plays an active role in challenging violations of the universal right to health, which is persistently threatened by on-going conflict, prolonged occupation and displacement. 

The scope of MAP's advocacy programme is extensive, from raising public awareness about the obstacles to health for Palestinians to briefing government officials and parliamentarians on relevant issues and participating in cross-party delegations to the region. 

We are committed to challenging policies which impact on Palestinian health and to putting forward recommendations that could make a real difference. 

 

About your support and involvement

How much of my donation goes towards fundraising?

For every £1 donated to MAP we invest £0.17p on fundraising. For every £1 we invest into our fundraising we raise an additional £5.74.* 

*these figures are based on our 2017 accounts

How do you ensure that the funds don't get into the wrong hands?

MAP keeps our due diligence procedures under careful review to ensure compliance with the relevant legislation and UK Charity Commission guidelines. This includes ensuring proper due diligence checks are conducted when choosing appropriate partners - appraising personnel, systems, record-keeping, internal controls, reporting, inventory management, assets and procurement processes. Where MAP transfers money to partners, we carefully monitor the use of the grant, checking that funds reach their destination and that they are used for the purposes intended through ongoing partner assessment and audit reviews. 

Please can I come and volunteer in your office?

We are not currently recruiting for any voluntary positions in our UK London office. However, if you would like to be contacted when volunteer opportunities are available, click this link and complete the form. 

Please note that the form is only for volunteers who may be able to help the MAP team in the UK London office during an emergency, at UK events or with fundraising activity. If you would like to offer your assistance volunteering in a medical capacity, please email us with a copy of your CV to infor@map.org.uk. Thank you.