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HEALTH CLUSTER BULLETIN November-December 2019

HIGHLIGHTS 

 From 01 November to 31 December 2019, one Palestinian was killed and 629 were injured1 as a result of Great March of Return (GMR) demonstrations in the Gaza Strip.

34 Palestinians were killed (including 8 children and 3 women) and 111 were injured, (including 46 children and 20 women) in the Gaza Strip from the 12 to the 14 of November 2019, during a period of escalated violence, according to the Ministry of Health (MoH).

 Since the start of the GMR mass demonstrations in March 2018, 33 141 injured people and 322 deaths were verified by WHO. Of those injured, 7 951 people suffered from gunshot wounds, and 88% of those presented limb wounds2, putting severe strain on an already overstretched health system.

 In December, 46% out of the essential medications were reported at less than one-month supply at the MoH Central Drug Store in Gaza, 2% less than in November; with 43% completely depleted.

Funding status: The Health Cluster’s Humanitarian Response Plan, requires US$ 42 million, a total of US$ 20 million has been received (47%), leaving a gap of US$22m.

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