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.?
09/02: From 1 February, Israeli forces blocked 12 access points throughout Ramallah governorate, to facilitate the eviction of 250 Israeli settlers. Some measures were still in place as of 6 February. Movement was restricted for tens of thousands of Palestinians.?
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.
Shelter: An estimated 100,000 Palestinians in Gaza have been living in damaged and makeshift structures since the 50‑day war in 2014.