occupied Palestinian territory emergency appeal 2018 - FACT SHEET

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Palestine refugees across the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) continue to face Israeli occupation, repeated violations of human rights and high levels of violence, with individual, familial and community resilience stretched to the limit. 

In Gaza, the political and security situation remains volatile, with the land, air and sea blockade now in its eleventh year. Three and a half years on from the 2014 hostilities, which caused unprecedented destruction and loss of life, thousands of Palestine refugee families remain displaced, and repairs to tens of thousands of homes have yet to be completed.

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Like so many in Gaza, a Palestine refugee in Beach refugee camp, western Gaza City, uses the only means at her disposal to cook, wash clothes and heat her home.© 2017 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam