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 the Magen David Adom Society. The ICRC has offices in Tel Aviv, the West Bank and Gaza.



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In numbers

Our COVID19 response since March 15:

  • 150,000
    masks, 10,000 detergent wipes, 1,000 gowns, 1,120 pairs of safety boots and other sanitizing, protective and medical materials for the PRCS in Gaza and West Bank
  • 15,000
    people benefited from emergency repair of the water booster station in Shoka, Rafah to regain access to safe water.
  • 10,500
    masks with 35 PPE (overalls, goggles, gloves, and boots), 70 backpack sprayers, 315l of detergent and other cleaning materials for the cleaning teams in all 6 detention facilities and the quarantine center for detainees in Gaza
  • 1,500
    blankets, 1,000 mattresses, 300 hygiene kits & 250 tarpaulins to help accommodating people in quarantine in Gaza
  • 507
    hygiene kits in the detention facilities in Gaza
  • 100
    oxygen flow meters,10 patient monitors, 5 defibrillators, 1 ventilator, 5 electrocardiogram machines, 100 suction devices, and other vital equipment for the intensive care units in Gaza
  • 43
    infrared thermometers to the Ministry of Health in Gaza to help screen suspected cases
  • 27
    visits to detention facilities in Israel that hold over 85% of all Palestinian detainees and 3 to facilities in the West Bank and Gaza

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