Palestine

Population: 4.75 Million
Development Context: Refugee population, urban, high density
Refugee Population: 2 Million (42.8% of the Palestinian population in Palestine: 27.1% of them in the West Bank and 67.3% in Gaza Strip)

Demographics

  • Around 2.90 million reside in the West Bank and 1.85 million in Gaza Strip. Palestinian refugees make up 42.8% of the Palestinian population in Palestine: 27.1% of them in the West Bank and 67.3% in Gaza Strip. Palestine is facing a rapid population growth and large youthful population with 69% below the age of 29.[1]

Key Issues

  • Political instability has created an unsustainable economic situation in the West Bank and Gaza. Moreover, donor support has significantly declined in recent years (as of October 2019).[2]

UMR Engagement

  • UMR is committed to keep Palestinians moving forward despite political interruptions and declining funds from key donors through our cross-cutting seasonal programs.
[1] https://palestine.unfpa.org/en/population-matters-0
[2] https://www.worldbank.org/en/country/westbankandgaza

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