COVID-19 crisis

643
Confirmed with COVID-19
532
recovered
0
in critical condition
5
deaths
573
in the West Bank, of which 179 in East Jerusalem*
70
in Gaza
60,053
tested
6,762
in home quarantine
Figures above are provided by the Palestinian Health Ministry. While the number of Palestinians from East Jerusalem with COVID-19 is included based on local sources, East Jerusalem deaths and recoveries are counted separately and so are figures on affected Israeli settlers.
25 April 2020 |

The updated COVID-19 Response Plan for the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) presents the joint strategy of the humanitarian community to respond to the public health needs and immediate humanitarian consequences of the pandemic over the remaining two months of the original Plan. It consolidates various COVID-19 appeals by UN agencies and NGOs. The latter have contributed in shaping the plan and conveying local actors’ perspectives, and will be able to access funding mobilized through the plan and be directly involved in it implementation. The Plan complements other interventions developed by the Palestinian Red Crescent Movement (PRCS)

3 June 2020 |
Aid delivery to Gaza, 2 June 2020. Photo by WHO

63 new COVID-19 cases; first death recorded in Gaza on 23 May. The State of Emergency declared across the oPt on 5 March has effectively ended. Revised Inter-Agency Response Plan for COVID-19 crisis is 58 per cent funded.

2 June 2020 |
Staff at quarantine facilities receive training in proper use of PPE, protection concerns and referral

Maha (pseudonym) a 40-year-old mother of three, reside in Al-Bureij, one of the poorest and most crowded refugee camps in the central Gaza Strip. Nearly four in ten women in the Gaza Strip face domestic violence, mostly by their partners.  Maha is one of them.

19 May 2020 |
Medical check-up at the UNRWA Bethlehem Health Centre. © Photo by UNRWA

Twenty new COVID-19 cases; no new deaths recorded since 20 April. New movement restrictions to be imposed for the Eid al Fitr holiday. Revised Inter-Agency Response Plan for COVID-19 crisis is 54 per cent funded.

12 May 2020 |
Aid delivered to Palestinian families in Khallet Sakariya (Bethlehem). Photo by Mohammad Amayreh

15 new COVID-19 cases; no new deaths recorded. Palestinian workers in Israel to be covered by health insurance, following a court petition. Revised Inter-Agency Response Plan for COVID-19 crisis is 50 per cent funded.

12 May 2020 |

Map showing the locations of formal and informal COVID-19 treatment and quarantine centres across the West Bank as of 12 May 2020, including information on the number of people in those centres and on people in home quarantine

12 May 2020 |

Map showing the locations of formal and informal COVID-19 treatment and quarantine centres across the Gaza Strip as of 11 May 2020, including information on the number of people in those centres

11 May 2020 |
Ofer military court and prison in the West Bank ©UNICEF-oPt/Ennaimi

Joint Press Statement from Jamie McGoldrick, Humanitarian Coordinator in the occupied Palestinian territory, Genevieve Boutin, UNICEF Special Representative in State of Palestine, and James Heenan, Head of the UN Human Rights Office in the occupied Palestinian territory.