Humanitarian Health Action

WHO concerned over increasingly overwhelmed health services in the Gaza Strip

17 April 2018, Gaza – Mass demonstrations in Gaza have left at least 33 Palestinians dead and more than 4279 injured since 30 March, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health. The escalating violence has also led to the injury of 41 health staff, of whom three were injured by bullets, with 13 ambulances damaged by bullets and tear gas.

WHO and health partners urgently require US$ 11.2 million for health response in Gaza

February 2018 - The occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) is affected by a protracted crisis and chronic humanitarian needs. There has been a further deterioration of the humanitarian situation in Gaza which impacts 2 million people and is life-threatening for vulnerable patients. The limited main electricity supply from the grid and depleted fuel for back-up generators is severely disrupting the delivery of basic services such as health, water, and waste management. WHO and health partners urgently require US$ 11.2 million to fill priority health needs for three months.

WHO delivers life-saving medicines and supplies to Gaza

15 February, 2018, Gaza Strip –The World Health Organization is delivering more than 5 tonnes of essential life-saving medical equipment and over 20 essential medicines and surgical supplies to Gaza’s hospitals today to meet the needs of over 300 000 patients.