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Gaza: Armed Conflict

Question for Department for International Development

UIN HL1419, tabled on 14 July 2015

To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many (1) single amputee, and (2) multiple amputee, children require prosthetics as a result of being injured in Operation Protective Edge; what assessment they have made of the access Gazan children have to prosthetics and rehabilitation; and what assessment they have made of the cost of funding a single prosthetic limb for a child through to adulthood.

Answered on

22 July 2015

DFID does not routinely carry out such assessments. Following the conflict in Gaza, DFID provided £724,518 to a Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP) project which provided support for trauma and plastic reconstructive surgery and essential medical equipment to Gaza hospitals.

MAP published a report on a mission carried out in August 2014 to make an assessment of needs and any immediate surgical work if required which can be read here: