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Palestinians: Health Services

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL1235, tabled on 23 June 2022

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to make representations to the World Health Organisation to (1) collect, and (2) publish, health statistics for Gaza, East Jerusalem, and the West Bank; and for Palestinians living in camps outside of these areas.

Answered on

7 July 2022

We do not collect this data. The World Health Organisation Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean regularly share health data on the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPTs). The UK is a major donor of the World Health Organisation globally. We remain a key supporter of United Nations Relief and Works Agency, who help provide basic education to more than 533,000 children a year (half of whom are girls), and access to health services for 3.5 million Palestinian refugees.