The 10-year blockade imposed by Israel and the fighting between the various Palestinian authorities have contributed to the deterioration in the general socioeconomic situation in Gaza and the West Bank.
More than half of the population is unemployed, electricity is restricted to a few hours per day, there is a lack of clean drinking water. People’s movements in and out of the Strip are extremely limited, preventing them from seeking specialised healthcare.
Our staff work in three clinics in Gaza, providing specialist care for burns and trauma patients, such as dressings, physiotherapy and occupational therapy. Despite the technical experience of our nurses and physiotherapists, their work is complicated by the limited access to essential painkillers in Gaza.