Access to health care in theGaza Strip

Due to the blockade, hospitals
and health centres in Gaza are at zero-stock levels. During and in the
aftermath of an assault in particular, doctors and health practitioners are
unable to cope with the huge demand for emergency treatment. 

For Palestinians
suffering from chronic and debilitating health conditions, the prospects of
receiving long-term treatment are even worse. The burden placed on families due
to extreme levels of poverty hinders any chance of receiving treatment. The
Ghaban family are in this exact predicament. The family has no fixed income and
struggles to meet its basic needs, the majority of the family suffers from
thalassemia, an inherited blood disorder that causes bone deformities in the
face, fatigue and growth failure. The father also suffers from poor mental

Due to their poor economic situation, they are unable to receive
treatment for their illnesses. Sadly, this situation is all too common for
thousands of families across the Gaza Strip as well as in the West Bank and
refugee camps in Jordan and Lebanon.
Without change at the political level,
thousands of vulnerable Palestinian families will continue to suffer. In the
meantime, we thank our donors for helping those in desperate need afford the
treatment they so urgently require.