Occupied Palestinian Territory

Israa Ali is an interpreter with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) based in Jabalia, north Gaza. She has been displaced by the bombardments for days and shares her experience taking shelter with her children under the bombardments: Words fail me to describe a day in the life for people in Gaza right...
The few medical facilities still operating in northern Gaza are under unimaginable duress. Many medical staff have been forced to flee to the south, as the Israeli strikes are relentless. The remaining staff have to cope with restricted access to electricity and water, in a context of siege. An...
A statement by Dr Christos Christou, International President of Médecins Sans Frontières: Mass killing of civilians is sickening and must be condemned in all possible terms. Horrific violence has been wreaked over the last 10 days. Thousands of men, women and children have been killed in Israel...
A statement by MSF OCP General Director, Claire Magone: "On the ninth day of a bombing campaign of unprecedented violence on the Gaza Strip, Médecins Sans Frontières calls on the Israeli authorities to show humanity. Dying under bombs in Gaza cannot be the only option left to people. In the north...
Despite Israeli announcements suggesting that there are safe areas for the population trapped in the Gaza Strip, they are in fact exposed to bombardment throughout all the territory, including in the south, where tens of thousands of people have fled following the ultimatum. As the Israeli army has...
Updates on 14 Oct: "Israel’s 24-hour notice that people in Northern Gaza must leave their land, homes and hospitals is outrageous – this represents an attack on medical care and on humanity. We have consistently seen dehumanising language and this violence is a manifestation of that. We are talking...
Léo Cans is the MSF head of mission for Palestine, based in Jerusalem. He provides an update on the situation for people and Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams in Gaza, Palestine, following the breakout of hostilities. “The situation in Gaza is catastrophic; the hospitals are overwhelmed. The...
MSF is preparing a medicine and medical consumables donation to hospitals and health facilities in Gaza today (8 Oct). “Health facilities need this equipment because of the many injured patients,” said Ayman Al-Djaroucha, MSF deputy coordinator in Gaza. “Hospitals are overcrowded with injured...
[Update on 7/7] On July 3-5, Israeli forces conducted a military raid in this northern West Bank city that left 12 dead and caused considerable material damage. MSF staff assessed humanitarian needs in Jenin's refugee camp on July 6, and donated emergency and trauma supplies to a community...
Living in constant fear of eviction, seeing their homes demolished and having their movements restricted are some of the challenges faced by Palestinians in and around Masafer Yatta, in the southern West Bank of the Occupied Palestinian Territories. In its new report The unbearable life: the health...
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