Palestine Humanitarian Emergency

Palestinian youth
UNFPA Palestine

Palestine remains in a state of protracted crisis as a result of continued insecurity and Israeli military occupation. Major humanitarian concerns include violence, displacement, food insecurity and restrictions on access to income-generating opportunities and essential services such as water and healthcare. Recurrent shocks, both natural and manmade, have eroded the resilience of vulnerable households, while restrictions on mobility and strict import policies have created challenges for humanitarian actors to provide the necessary assistance. The crisis has exacerbated the risk of gender-based violence (GBV) and negative coping strategies, including intimate partner violence, sexual violence and forced marriage. Internally displaced people and refugees, women and girls with disabilities and adolescents are especially vulnerable. Across Gaza, the West Bank and Jerusalem, UNFPA is focused on improving access to sexual and reproductive health services, strengthening support mechanisms for GBV prevention and response, rehabilitation of damaged health facilities as well as emergency preparedness.

Country Population: 4.7 mil

Humanitarian needs

2.40 million
Last updated on - 14 July 2020
UN Photo/Shareef Sarhan

Humanitarian funding

Resources in $

Key results2019

  • People Reached
    People reached with Dignity Kits
    Total people reached with Adolescent SRH
    Total people reached with all types of GBV services
  • Services delivered
    Number of mobile clinics
    Number of safe spaces
    Health facilities that incorporate one-stop centers for GBV survivors, supported by UNFPA
  • Capacity strengthening
    Youth facilitators and volunteers trained on sexual and reproductive health
    Personnel trained on Minimum Initial Package (MISP)
    Personnel trained on clinical management of rape
    Has established a functional system for safe and ethical gender-based incident data management
  • Results data are reported and updated as they become available.
  • - Targets and UNFPA's populations of concern, including women of reproductive age and pregnant women, are estimated using the MISP calculator.
  • - Funding estimates are based on country planning processes, including inter-agency humanitarian response plans and regional refugee and resilience plans.

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