Based on first-hand research and interviews with refugees fleeing the conflict, this report demonstrates the horrific conditions faced by Palestinian refugees from Syria both in Syria and in camps in surrounding countries. A lack of access to services and protection makes many of these refugees vulnerable, and they are marginalised from programmes for support and temporary resettlement established by the UK and other countries.
The report urges the international community to ensure support for refugees from Syria and living in camps across the region is provided equally, based on need not nationality.
The 2010-2015 parliamentary term saw considerable challenges for Palestinians, including two military operations in Gaza, the escalating conflict in Syria, and the continued expansion of illegal settlements in the West Bank.
This latest report, written with our partner the Council for Arab-British Understanding (Caabu), charts UK Parliament's engagement with issues facing Palestinians during this term, including conflict, occupation and displacement, and how these have continued to be a foreign policy priority for the UK Parliament.
During the 2014 attacks on Gaza, 17 hospitals, 56 primary healthcare facilities and 45 ambulances were damaged or destroyed by Israeli strikes. Furthermore, 511 of the 2,217 Palestinians killed died without ever receiving medical assistance, due to obstruction of ambulances trying to reach the wounded or carry them to hospitals.
This report, written in partnership with the Al Mezan Center for Human Rights, and Lawyers for Palestinian Human Rights (LPHR), highlights the devastating attacks on Gaza’s medical facilities and personnel, and obstruction of medical access, which occurred during the 2014 military offensive on Gaza.