Occupied Palestinian Territories
© Frederic Sautereau
MSF has been present in the Palestinian Territories since 1989. In the West Bank, in Hebron and Nablus, MSF provides medical, psychological and social assistance to populations suffering from the consequences of trauma related to the Israeli-Palestinian and inter-Palestinian conflicts.
Since 2000, MSF has been catering to the needs of populations in the Gaza Strip suffering from the consequences of trauma related to conflict, including rehabilitation care to the wounded and burns victims in its two health centres in Gaza. In 2010, more than 180 surgical operations were performed and mental health staff held almost 3,400 consultations. And most recently MSF opened its first unit dedicated to hand therapy to treat all patients in the Gaza Strip who require this specialized care.