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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
Rafah Indonesian Field Hospital
Gaza-Israel war

Evacuation orders and forced displacement jeopardise people's health in Gaza

Project Update 21 Feb 2024
Malnutrition emergency: mobile clinic in Ranobe
Gaza-Israel war

MSF calls for the protection and safe evacuation of patients from Nasser hospital in Gaza

Statement 20 Feb 2024
Nasser hospital
Gaza-Israel war

Displaced people forced to evacuate Nasser hospital have nowhere to go in Gaza

Press Release 14 Feb 2024
An informal camp for displaced Palestinians in Rafah city, in the south of the Gaza Strip near the Egyptian border.
Gaza-Israel war

Ground offensive on Rafah would be catastrophic and must not proceed

Statement 12 Feb 2024
Youssef Al-Khishawi, an MSF water and sanitation agent, oversees a water distribution for displaced people in the southern Gaza town of Rafah’s Saudi neighborhood.
Gaza-Israel war

Lack of clean water brings disease and suffering in Gaza

Project Update 8 Feb 2024
Gaza - Al Aqsa Hospital
Gaza-Israel war

The last medics providing healthcare amidst death and destruction in Gaza

Voices from the Field 2 Feb 2024
Patients at Al Shifa hospital
Gaza-Israel war

Staff at Al-Shifa struggle to care for patients as needs remain huge

Voices from the Field 31 Jan 2024
Inside Gaza - illustrations
Gaza-Israel war

UNRWA funding suspensions jeopardise lifeline for millions in Palestine

Press Release 29 Jan 2024
The Emirati hospital, Rafah, Gaza: Displaced, pregnant, and living in a tent.
Gaza-Israel war

Displaced pregnant women at high risk amid dire conditions in Rafah

Project Update 29 Jan 2024