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-December 2021

  • 3,750
    We supported the physical rehabilitation of almost 3,750 persons with disability and promoted their integration into society.
  • 18.000
    Over 18.000 people in the West Bank and the Gaza strip were able to improve their livelihood.
  • 4,800
    We provided cash grants to almost 4,800 households in the West Bank, the Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem.
  • 457
    visits to Palestinian detainees in Israeli and Palestinian places of detention were carried out.
  • 5,000
    people received mental health services in Gaza.
  • 1,000
    smart electricity meters were installed to manage the power load in households and essential infrastructure.
  • 1,773,000
    ICRC helped to maintain and improve access to clean drinking water, sanitation and electricity for almost two million people in the West Bank and Gaza

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