Israel and the occupied territories

In Israel and occupied territories, the ICRC strives to bring about a difference in people's lives through its activities and programmes. We visit detainees, reunite families, support livelihood projects, and help improve access to the essential services, like water and electricity. Above all, we stand up for people and promote their rights and dignity.

We have been present in Israel and occupied territories since 1967 and work with the Palestine Red Crescent Society and the Magen David Adom Society. The ICRC has offices in Tel Aviv, West Bank and Gaza.



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In numbers

In 2018

  • 1.5 million
    people benefited from our water and infrastructure projects.
  • 40,000
    wounded people received medical supplies sufficient for treatment in 11 hospitals and 3 emergency service providers in Gaza.
  • 29,700
    family members were able to visit their Palestinian relatives in Israeli places of detention, providing transportation and facilitating permits.
  • 21,200
    people in the border areas of Gaza received mine risk awareness education sessions to reduce their exposure to the danger of explosive remnants of war.
  • 3,000
    people were provided with physical rehabilitation services and mobility devices in Artificial Limbs and Polio Center in Gaza.
  • 2,800
    Red Cross Messages and 2,965 verbal greetings were exchanged between detainees and their family members and between separated families across borders.

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