Ensuring the delivery of essential services including healthcare, food, water, and electricity remain of concern across the Gaza strip and the West Bank due to access restrictions imposed by Israel and neighbouring countries. Needs are particularly acute in Gaza, where around 65,000 Palestinians remain displaced from the 50-day war in 2014. The ongoing blockade continues to severely restrict the delivery of services and the movement of people and goods.

INFORM measures Palestine's risk of humanitarian crisis and disaster for 2017 to be at 4.8/10, down from 6.1/10 in 2016. Vulnerability is of particular concern, at 6.3/10.? 

Latest Developments

20/07: The rate of demolitions of structures by Israeli authorities in East Jerusalem increased in 2017, with 94 structures demolished in the first six months of 2017 up from 85 in the same period in 2016.?

Key figures

  • 2,300,000 People in need  [?]
  • 1,800,000 Need protection assistance  [?]
  • 1,650,000 FOOD INSECURE  [?]
  • 1,450,000 NEED WASH ASSISTANCE  [?]
  • 37,000 Still displaced in Gaza  [?]

Key priorities

Protection: People are facing or at risk of forced displacement, administrative detention, exposure to explosive remnants of war (ERW) and outbreaks of physical violence.

Health: Continuity of medical care is threatened by the financial crisis and electricity shortages. Mental health disorders constitute a major medical concern.


Key documents

January - December 2015


Humanitarian Response Plan