Palestine: Gaza and West Bank Crises

The impact of the ten-year long blockade on Gaza has been exacerbated by the almost continuous closure by Egypt of the Rafah passenger crossing point since October 2014, confining the vast majority of the 2 million Palestinians to Gaza.  No major new displacement was recorded in Gaza during 2017, but an estimated 95,000 internally displace people -IDPs – (the majority United Nations Relief and Works Agency – UNRWA registered refugees) remain homeless as a result of the 2014 hostilities  of whom 78,000 continue to need temporary support. (Gaza Situation  Report 2016).

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