The current public health situation analysis (PHSA) concerns the population living within the Gaza Strip and affected by the acute emergency resulting from large-scale military operations by Israel and Hamas. The start date of the current acute emergency is 7 October 2023. The crisis combines multiple typologies, including armed conflict, forced displacement and, depending on the evolution of humanitarian assistance, slow-onset food insecurity. The near-complete blockade of humanitarian and other supply chains, combined with large numbers of injury casualties including among frontline health workers, are resulting in severe disruptions to the health system and the virtual collapse of several facilities and health service components.
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.
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.
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
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…
This report draws on a workshop, focus group discussions and key informant interviews to understand the vulnerability of communities and livelihoods in the northern Gaza Strip. It explores how this activity enabled the design of resilience-oriented actions to improve the…
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