Fact Sheets

Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP) works to bring together the latest data and information from the field to highlight the social and political impediments to Palestinian health and wellbeing.

Below you can read our most recent fact sheets, produced to help policymakers and the public better understand these issues and how they can be overcome.

Breast cancer in occupied Palestine

Breast cancer fact sheetBreast cancer is now one of the best understood and most treatable forms of cancer. In the UK, far more women now survive the disease than die from it, with 81 percent of women living beyond five years after being diagnosed.

For women in the occupied Palestinian territory, the situation is far bleaker. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among Palestinian women, but as few as 40 percent of those diagnosed may live past five years.

In this fact sheet, MAP and Physicians for Human Rights - Israel highlight the challenges to continuous and effective medical care faced by Palestinian women with breast cancer living under occupation.

To read more and take action to support Palestinian women with breast cancer, click here.

Palestinian Refugees from Syria: Between Dispossession and Displacement

In the five years since the civil war in Syria began, more than 3,180 Palestinians have been killed, and an estimated 110,000 have fled abroad in search of safety, following attacks on Palestinian camps in the country like Yarmouk and Khan Eshieh.

In this fact sheet, we explore how Palestinians have been affected by the war, and their access to humanitarian aid and assistance as twice-displaced refugees. Click here to read the fact sheet.

If you would like to join MAP's call to the UK government to ensure that the humanitarian response to the conflict in Syria provides equal protection for all refugees, including Palestinians, please sign our petition today.

Healthcare denied: The impact of checkpoints on ambulance access

The Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS) records the timings of ambulance transfers and any incidents which may occur on a central database in order to track the work of their staff and identify issues to be raised with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

In partnership with Physicians for Human Rights Israel (PHRI), MAP have collated the statistics and cases outlined in this fact sheet, demonstrating demonstrate the issues faced by PRCS teams on a daily basis. They highlight the negative impact of checkpoints and, in particular, back-to-back ambulance transfers on journeys and, most importantly, on patient health.

Click here to read the fact sheet.