A state of fragile peace governs the region, with political insecurity undermining the daily lives of Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank.
Children grow up with undrinkable dirty water, run down schools, faltering electricity, and the daily threat of bombings. Youths mature to find themselves in an economy with sky-high unemployment rates (45% in Gaza, one of the highest in the world). Parents grow old and face mounting health problems, with limited medical supplies and capacity stunting life expectancy.
Over 46% of Palestinians in the West Bank live below the poverty line, while in Gaza the figure is as high as 80%. Those who grow up in refugee camps in Jordan and Lebanon are essentially stateless.
All in Palestine face restricted freedom of movement, and systematic abuses of their rights to land. Despite their daily lives being marked by violations of their basic human rights, Palestinians remain resilient.