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About Health and Nutrition Cluster

Access to essential health services and referral of patients who need specialised health care remains limited in Gaza, East Jerusalem and its peripheries, Area C, closed military areas, or “Seam Zones”, and some localities in Area B of the West Bank; this has guided the classification of vulnerability in the health and nutrition cluster.

Based on data provided by Health and Nutrition partners, there are at least 160 vulnerable communities in the West Bank (in Area C, Seam Zones and East Jerusalem peripheries) with a total population of 189,532 which are in need for essential primary health care services by HNS health stakeholders. In Gaza all communities and populations are considered vulnerable.