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Occupied Palestinian Territory
MSF in Occupied Palestinian Territory, 2012
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The Israeli embargo, the financial crisis and the chronic lack of cooperation between Palestinian authorities have all contributed to a deterioration in the public health system in Occupied Palestinian Territory.
Exposure to violence resulting from intra-Palestinian and Israeli–Palestinian conflict has medical, psychological and social consequences, but people have difficulty accessing the care they need. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) programs aim to address the gaps in the Palestinian health system. within the Nasser hospital compound was converted to receive the injured and conduct minor surgery, and an emergency medical team was sent to Gaza. Drugs and medical supplies were donated to the central pharmacy, and medical kits to treat the wounded were distributed to hospitals.
Mental health support
Surgery in Gaza
Emergency response to operation ‘Pillar of Defence’
At the end of 2012 MSF had 96 staff in Occupied Palestinian Territory. MSF started working in the country in 1989.