Palestine – facts and figures

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Date published
14 Feb 2022
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Comms, media & information, Data, Development & humanitarian aid

The decades-long crisis in Palestine* has worsened the humanitarian situation of the population. They live in an increasingly coercive environment compounded by COVID-19.

In the West Bank, Israeli settlement activity continues unabated. At the same time, Palestinians are prevented from having adequate housing and access to essential services.

In the Gaza Strip, escalating violence in May 2021 worsened divisions and resulted in a crisis for the population. As a long-standing humanitarian donor, the EU responds to the population’s most pressing needs.