In this episode of Occupied Thoughts, FMEP’s Sarah Anne Minkin speaks with 2023 FMEP Palestinian Non-Resident Fellow Dr. Yara Asi about public health in Gaza. The conversation addresses the deficiencies in public health infrastructure due to Israel’s blockade before the current war as well as the the current total public health catastrophe, including the bombardments, displacement, collapse of hospitals, and threats to the population in the absence of food, water, fuel, and electricity.
High unemployment, severe shortages of electricity and clean water; a young, educated population with immense potential, and deliberate policy choices by Israel that deny movement, violate rights and block development. Everything you need to know about the closure on Gaza.
Children living in Gaza have never known anything but overcrowding, shortages, conflict and danger.
This policy brief highlights some of the direct impacts of the Gaza war on the lives of Palestinians. It estimates losses in gross domestic product and shows the effects of Israeli measures and military operations on the health system in…
OVERVIEW Political economy involves the analysis of stakeholders, power relations, and social conflict across time and space. In the Palestinian context, this means understanding how Israeli policies, the blockade, the political division between Fatah, Hamas, and the Palestinian Authority (PA),…
This report analyses the WASH crisis in the Gaza Strip aggravated by the current hostilities. It seeks to provide an alert on the severity of the crisis, highlighting the health and protection impacts and risks that would arise should the…
Gender Relations and Power Dynamics in WFP Palestine Beneficiary Households Study – WFP and UN Women 2022
WFP Palestine commissioned this study to assess gender dynamics and power relations in WFP Palestine beneficiary households and propose recommendations to improve the gender transformative potential of WFP programming. Co-funded by UN Women.
Panel discussion on Health Crises in Palestine
In this episode of 'Rethinking Humanitarianism', hosts Heba Aly and Melissa Fundira speak to guests Yara Asi and Chris Gunness about aid and humanitarian responses in Palenstine.
Social and political determinants of health in the occupied Palestine territory (oPt) during the COVID-19 pandemic: who is responsible?
The Palestinian authority (PA) reacted quickly to the coronavirus outbreak, introducing strict lock down measures to limit community transmission. However, since restriction measures were eased in late May, there has been a massive spike in cases with over 9000 cases…
This document presents the results of a political economy analysis (PEA) of the health sector in Gaza. It is based on a literature review spanning multiple source types, and in-depth semi-structured interviews with policy makers, health officials and carers of…
The latest escalation of more than 100 years of violence in occupied Palestine has caused phenomenal levels of yet more suffering. This violence must end. The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs reports that at least 3785…
This interactive PowerPoint outlines the findings of a study into the perspectives of Palestinians living in refugee communities on a range of COVID-19 public health measures
In this episode of Occupied Thoughts, FMEP's Sarah Anne Minkin speaks with 2023 FMEP Palestinian Non-Resident Fellow Dr. Yara Asi about public health in Gaza. The conversation addresses the deficiencies in public health infrastructure due to Israel's blockade before the…
Since 7 October 2023, more than 24,620 Palestinians have been killed in the Gaza Strip, 70 per cent of whom were women or children. This document provides an overview of the situation in Gaza and articulates UN Women’s work as part…
Babies are being “delivered into hell” in Gaza with many others likely dying as a result of conflict with Israel and increasingly dire conditions in the enclave, UN humanitarians warned on Friday.
‘The responsibility for that lies overwhelmingly with Israel. It will have to pay not only financially but morally and legally as well.’
The ICRC has been providing assistance to people affected by the conflict and violence in Israel and the Occupied Territories (ILOT) since 1967. This page is an effort to make information easily accessible to all those who feel like the ICRC can…
What does it take to love our babies, our living, and our dead in the midst of Israel's genocidal colonial conquest? How do we care for our massacred bodies and all the collective residues of horror as our people are…
In the past decade and a half, children in Gaza have endured six life-threatening situations – five escalations in violence and a pandemic – as well as a life-limiting land, air and sea blockade imposed by the Government of Israel…
In this blog post, Cultural Antropology have gathered together articles on Palestine/Israel that have been published in the journal.
Facts require narratives in which to take root, but the terminology of the powerful too often trivializes war, dehumanizes those who suffer and erases the past.
Following Hamas’s October 7th attack and Israel’s invasion, Mosab Abu Toha fled his home with his wife and three children. Then I.D.F. soldiers took him into custody.
“Stop the war and let me return to my home, even if it is destroyed.” Community priorities and perceptions of aid and support in Gaza (January 2024)
It has been 100 days since Israel launched attacks in Gaza that have seen more than 24,000 people killed since the beginning of October 2023, including more than 10,000 children. Thousands more are estimated to be missing, with many buried…
Coping with trauma and adversity among Palestinians in the Gaza Strip: A qualitative, culture-informed analysis
Abstract In this article, we propose that coping is not only an individual property but also a structural feature. Coping shapes what is referred to in social network theory as multiplex networks, which are based on relations with multiple functions,…
Curated collections of resources on current and past emergencies. Resources include our briefings, blogs and infographics alongside relevant content from other organisations working on social sciences in emergencies.
The repercussions of armed conflict, mass forced displacement and growing food insecurity in Gaza are compounded by barriers to the supply and delivery of humanitarian assistance and the inability of a collapsed health care system to cater to the needs of a large population grappling with injuries and illnesses. This page provides links to resources on relevant emerging social science evidence as well as past social science research, shedding light on both protracted and newly emerged vulnerabilities underpinning the realities of delivering aid in the changing context of Gaza.38 selected resources