Department for International Development written question – answered on 16th February 2015.

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Photo of Baroness Tonge Baroness Tonge Independent Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many children with life altering injuries from the recent conflict are receiving rehabilitation outside Gaza; how many are still within Gaza; and what rehabilitation facilities exist in Gaza following the bombing of Al Wafah hospital.

Photo of Baroness Northover Baroness Northover Baroness in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip), The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development

The Ministry of Health in Gaza reported 1,114 children with injuries leading to physical disabilities as a result of the Gaza conflict. Of these, 140 children were able to receive treatment outside of Gaza, while the remaining 974 have received treatment in Gaza. There are two rehabilitation facilities currently operating in Gaza; the Al Amal Centre and the Palestinian Red Crescent Centre.

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