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 2017

  • 1.8 million
    people were helped.
  • 950,000
    people benefited from our water and infrastructure projects.
  • 835,000
    people received health-care services, including mental health and physical rehabilitation.
  • 40,000
    family visits were facilitated to Palestinian detainees in Israeli places of detention.
  • 4,000
    families were helped to maintain their livelihood through our economic and agricultural projects.

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