Occupied Palestinian Territory

As a long-term ceasefire was agreed in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, injured Palestinians from weeks of violence in the West Bank are recovering in hospital. During the last few weeks, MSF psychologists have been providing mental health support to these patients and their families in three Hospitals...
Since the start of the war, several Palestinian members of the Médecins Sans Frontières team in Gaza have taken refuge in the organisation's premises. There they feel safer, and find a little comfort through supporting each other. Distraught by their powerlessness to protect their own children and...
Yesterday’s attack on Al Shifa hospital, where nearly 2,000 people are sheltering, demonstrates how civilians have nowhere safe to go and shows the current difficulties of providing emergency aid in Gaza. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) strongly condemns the 28 July attack on Gaza City’s Al Shifa...
22 July, 8 am: The MSF team is returning from Al Shifa hospital, in the centre of Gaza City. Throughout the night, the wounded have been streaming into the emergency department – many of them patients transferred from Al Aqsa hospital, which was bombed the previous day. “It’s going to be a busy...
Medical workers also coming under fire Since the beginning of Operation Protective Edge in the Gaza Strip, the majority of the dead and wounded in Gaza are civilians and medical workers are also coming under fire, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today. Women and children comprised most of the...
Virginie MATHIEU is the Head of Mission of MSF’s activities in Gaza and in the Palestinian Territories – a mission made up of five expatriate staff and 40 Palestinians. A small MSF emergency team has gained entry to the Gaza Strip and offer reinforcements. What kinds of needs are there on the...
An initial medical team made of two MSF staff and the programme coordinator was able to enter the Gaza Strip on 18 November. Additional emergency response staff, such as anaesthetists, resuscitation specialists and surgeons, will be joining the team in the coming days. In the days following the...
“Many of our patients are children affected by violent incidents and army incursions” Relentless harassment by both settlers and the Israeli forces, and the hardship of living in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, is taking a high toll on the mental health of the Palestinian population. MSF is...
On the 11th of January 2012, MSF concluded a physiotherapists’ training project in partnership with the Gaza health authority. The joint training program in the field of burn cases rehabilitation was a result of constant efforts of MSF and the Gaza health authority physical therapy and...
Health facilities in the Gaza Strip face a serious shortage of drugs and medical supplies. In late September, 36% of essential drugs were lacking. While Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) makes regular donations, no aid actor can meet the full range of needs. The Israeli embargo of the Gaza Strip,...
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