UNFPA Palestine

Reproductive health care services in Palestine are affected by cyclical humanitarian crises that cause a range of challenges, from duplication of services to shortage of equipment and supplies and restricted mobility. UNFPA began its operations in 1986. Today it focuses equally on two objectives. The first, for the longer term, is to support health institutions in providing high-quality, comprehensive and rights-based services, including those targeting youth. The second entails responding to humanitarian needs, particularly among vulnerable communities in Gaza and some vulnerable localities in the West Bank.

Data overview View more

Population

  • Population aged 0-14

  • Population aged 15-64

  • Population aged 65+

Maternal and newborn health

  • Births attended by skilled health personnel

Sexual and reproductive health

  • CPR any method

  • Unmet need

Education

Fertility

Total fertility rate, per woman, 2010-2015

Life expectancy

Life expectancy at birth (years), 2010-2015

Harmful Practices

Child marriage by age 18, per cent, 2006-2017

  • Child marriage by age 18

Demographic Dividend: Palestine View more

Population Pyramid

Population in thousands

Life Expectancy

Total fertility rate

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Year: 2018
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Source: United Nations, Population Division, World Population Prospects: 2017 Revision
Key results of Palestine in 2018 View more

Sexual and reproductive health in emergency preparedness plans

Sexual and reproductive health was integrated into emergency preparedness plans

Minimum Initial Services Package

274 Health service providers and managers were trained on the minimum initial service package

Life skills programmes for girls

4860 Marginalized girls were reached with health, social and economic asset-building programmes

Advocacy platforms against harmful social norms

244 Communities developed advocacy platforms to eliminate discriminatory gender and sociocultural norms which affect women and girls

Child, early and forced marriage

25315 Girls received, with support from UNFPA, prevention, protection services, and/or care related to child, early, and forced marriage

Essential services for gender-based violence survivors

17800 Women and girls who were subjected to violence have accessed the essential services package

Sexual and reproductive health in emergency preparedness plans

Sexual and reproductive health was integrated into emergency preparedness plans

Minimum Initial Services Package

274 Health service providers and managers were trained on the minimum initial service package

Life skills programmes for girls

4860 Marginalized girls were reached with health, social and economic asset-building programmes

Advocacy platforms against harmful social norms

244 Communities developed advocacy platforms to eliminate discriminatory gender and sociocultural norms which affect women and girls

Child, early and forced marriage

25315 Girls received, with support from UNFPA, prevention, protection services, and/or care related to child, early, and forced marriage

Essential services for gender-based violence survivors

17800 Women and girls who were subjected to violence have accessed the essential services package
Expenditure View more

Programme activities

  • All resources
  • Core
  • Non - core