This report examines how the environmental and climate conditions harm Palestinian children, their health and nutrition, and how CEE hazards may disproportionately impact them as they depend on their parents or guardians for their well-being. In addition to the direct impact on children, such CEE hazards also affect the individual and support networks that children depend on.
The report further analyses gaps for children and child-sensitive approaches to inform ongoing and future UNICEF programming in the State of Palestine, while giving an overview of how resilience for climate change and environmental degradation can be managed to benefit all, including its children. This report also addresses the existing data gap on the impact of climate change on Palestinian children by providing an understanding of the overall CEE landscape regarding data availability, existing related laws, policies and regulations, risks to children and potential benefits of climate action. It reconfirms the debilitating consequences on children’s mortality and injury, growth and well-being highlighted by the few published reports.