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Throughout the last seventeen years, Palestinians have been experiencing a remarkable increase in cancer cases that doubled from 1,073 cases in 2000 to reach 2536 cases in 2016 in the West Bank alone. The year 2016 witnessed an increase of 5.8% in cancer cases in comparison with 2015, and cancer was the second leading cause of mortality as 14% of mortality cases were caused by cancer, after cardiovascular diseases (30.6%). Worldwide, breast cancer kills a woman every 15 minutes. In Palestine, breast cancer affecting Palestinian women represents 15% of cancer cases.

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Youth (aged 15 - 29) comprise 30% of the total population in Palestine, and all children and youth under the age of 29 comprise 50% of the total Palestinian population.

Although the rapidly increasing youth population can cause extreme stress on already underdeveloped infrastructure (education, health, social services, urban infrastructure, housing, and access to economic opportunity), a large youth popuation can also be seen as "missed opportunity".

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Recent studies have showed the impact of the blockade on the Gaza Strip on women in particular.  This brief shows the impact of the fuel and electricity shortage on gender-based violence and services.

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The status of youth vulnerability in Palestine; assessing and analyzing the realities of Palestinian youth aged 15-29 years and identifying groups of vulnerable and marginalized youth. 

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Full Report - Palestine 2030 - Demographic Change: Opportunities for Development 

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External Evaluation

As part of the regional UNFPA project entitled "Innovations to Eliminate Gender-based-violence in Humanitarian Contexts", "Working Together to Stop Gender-based-violence" project was created, implemented by UNFPA and supported by the MInistry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark.  Phase I extended between 1 May 2014 and 31 December 2015, while phase two covered the period from 1 June 2016 - 31 December 2016.

"It was this Danish funded project that had put GBV on the map in Palestine" OCHA key staff member said.  This project was packed with revolutionary achievements and brilliant successes.  Learn more about this project, its key achievements, etc... in this External Evaluation.

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Maternal Mortality in the Gaza Strip
From 1st July 2014 to 30th June 2015
Conclusions and Recommendations

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Two out of every ten women aged 20-49 were married before the age of 18 in the West Bank and this number increases to three out of ten women for the Gaza Strip based on PCBS data from 2014. Cases have been detected where girls and boys were as young as 12 years when entering into marriage. When comparing the 2014 data with the 2010, a decrease can be identified for Palestine as a whole, but also when looking separately at West Bank and Gaza Strip. This decrease is however misleading as pockets within both the West Bank as well as Gaza Strip have experienced an increase thereby leaving communities behind the national trend.

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