Israel and the occupied territories

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



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In numbers

Our response: January-June 2021

  • 1,141
    emergency non-food items were provided to households in Gaza whose houses were destroyed during the May escalation
  • 1
    ICRC surgical team was deployed to Gaza following the escalation in May.
  • 1,000
    ecological traps were provided to 119 farmers in Nablus to help protect their olive trees.
  • 198
    visits to Palestinian detainees in Israeli and Palestinian places of detention were carried out.
  • 4,482
    people received mental health services.
  • 78,944
    emergency medical services of the Palestine Red Crescent Society in responding to 78944 cases.
  • 1,000,000
    ICRC helped maintain and improve access to clean drinking water, sanitation and electricity for almost one million people in Gaza.

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