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occupied Palestinian territory: occupied Palestinian territory - Gaza, Health Cluster Bulletin October 2019

Source: World Health Organization, Health Cluster Country: occupied Palestinian territory
HIGHLIGHTS From 01 to 31 October 2019, two Palestinians were killed and 576 were injured1 as a result of mass demonstrations in Gaza. Since the start of the Great March of Return demonstrations in March 2018, 32 512 injured people and 321 deaths were verified by WHO. Of those injured, 7824 people suffered from gunshot wounds, and 88% of those presented limb wounds2 , putting severe strain on an already overstretched health system. In October, 46% out of the essential medications were reported at less than one-month supply at the Ministry of Health Central Drug Store in Gaza, 2% less compared with last out of which 91% were completely depleted. Funding status: The Health Cluster’s Humanitarian Response Plan, requires US$ 42 million to date, a total of US$ 20 million has been received (47%), leaving a gap of US$ 22 million.


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