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We provide medical and psychological assistance to people affected by the ongoing conflict in the West Bank and Gaza.

In Gaza, the local healthcare system is overstretched, underfunded and deeply impacted by a 16-year blockade. We provide assistance to people affected by burns and trauma with a multi-disciplinary approach, which can include surgical care, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, health education, and psychosocial support. 
In the West Bank, occupation, violence, unemployment and poverty continue to have a profound impact on the mental health of Palestinians. Our teams offer psychological support in Hebron, Nablus, and Qalqilya. 

We provide healthcare services in H2 area, in Hebron city, where Palestinian residents’ movements are subject to restrictions that severely impede their access to healthcare. We also started running mobile clinics to address the health needs of communities in Masafer Yatta, who are facing home demolitions and an increased risk of forcible transfer.

Our activities in 2022 in Palestine

Data and information from the International Activity Report 2022.

MSF in Palestine in 2022 In Palestine, Médecins Sans Frontières provides medical and psychological assistance to people affected by the long-term conflict.
Palestine IAR map 2022

Our teams continue to run specialised medical services in the Gaza Strip, where the overstretched healthcare system has been seriously affected by the 15-year Israeli blockade. 

Working in three hospitals and several outpatient clinics, we offer comprehensive care for people suffering from burns and trauma, which includes surgery, physiotherapy, psychological support, occupational therapy and health education. Since 2018, we have also been running a reconstructive surgery programme in northern Gaza. In addition to these activities, our teams support laboratories to identify and treat antibiotic-resistant infections, and provide training and psychological support for local healthcare workers.  

In the West Bank, occupation-related violence, economic decline, unemployment and poverty continue to take a toll on the health of Palestinians. In Hebron, we offer psychological support, psychotherapy and psychiatric services to people affected by violence. We also support the community emergency response plan, supporting community health centres that treat victims of sudden outbursts of violence, empowering communities to respond to their own health needs. In Jenin, MSF is working with the Ministry of Health in Jenin hospital to strengthen emergency response mechanisms due to the deteriorating security situation. 

In Nablus, Qalqilya and Tubas, we conduct individual, group and family psychotherapy sessions to assist people with mental health disorders. We are also helping to build staff capacity by running an internship programme for psychologists in collaboration with the Palestinian Union of Social Workers and Psychologists in the West Bank. 

Meanwhile, our teams continue to provide basic healthcare through our clinics in an area known as “H2”, in the heart of Hebron old city, and in Masafer Yatta, in the southern Hebron Hills, as well as emergency psychological support and emergency relief kits to Palestinians who have experienced violent incidents, such as home demolitions. These kits include mattresses, heaters, cooking pots and utensils. 

In 2022, we also helped Palestinian medical staff to treat the victims of outbursts of violence in Jerusalem and provided training for emergency preparedness in the West Bank.


In 2022
Nasser hospital
Gaza-Israel war

How the Israeli army besieged and attacked Nasser hospital

Project Update 3 Apr 2024
Am Timan Hospital
Gaza-Israel war

Warring parties must ensure safety of staff and patients in Al-Shifa hospital

Press Release 18 Mar 2024
Assisting Survivors of Sexual Violence in Kanyaruchinya
Women's health

Women on the frontline: Defying the consequences of conflict to care for each other

Project Update 8 Mar 2024
Conflict in Gaza
Gaza-Israel war

MSF President calls on UN member states to take urgent action in Gaza

Opinion 7 Mar 2024
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Gaza-Israel war

Gaza: MSF UK Board member killed during Israeli offensive in Khan Younis

Press Release 5 Mar 2024
Inside Gaza - illustrations
Gaza-Israel war

People killed in Gaza City while waiting for food aid

Statement 29 Feb 2024
Attack in Al Mawasi, Khan Younis
Gaza-Israel war

Attacks on humanitarian workers in Gaza make vital assistance nearly impossible

Project Update 27 Feb 2024
Inside Gaza - illustrations
Gaza-Israel war

MSF briefing on Gaza to UN Security Council

Speech 22 Feb 2024
Attack in Al Mawasi, Khan Younis
Gaza-Israel war

MSF strongly condemns Israeli attack on MSF shelter in Al-Mawasi which kills two and injures six

Press Release 21 Feb 2024