Rapid Appraisal Hebron 2019
Rapid Appraisal of Vulnerabilities, Resilience, Coping Mechanisms and Service Delivery Gaps for Children In Hebron Governorate, State of Palestine
The Child Protection Area of Responsibility (AoR) commissioned a rapid appraisal to better understand the different protection risks and vulnerabilities experienced by boys, girls and women, impact on realizing their rights, how these vulnerabilities can be reduced, and the coping and resilience mechanisms of children and families in Hebron. The appraisal aimed to identify available protective factors, interventions, services and responses currently offered and to provide some knowledge of where the main information and child protection gaps are, and to develop a coherent set of priorities for strengthening the current
responses and identify programmatic areas of priority. The findings are to be used to inform the development of an action plan for a coordinated response to
the main protection gaps.
The study was conducted between April 2018 and April 2019 and focused on four areas in Hebron governorate that have experienced high levels of conflict with settlers and Israeli Security Forces (ISF) and high levels of vulnerability, namely: Hebron H2, Arroub refugee camp, Beit Ummar and Masafer Yatta (in South Hebron hills). Qualitative data collection methods were used to gather information. Information was collected from 158 children, 64 caregivers/parents and 61 key informants from different sectors including Palestinian and Israeli NGOs, humanitarian organisations and the Palestinian and Israeli authorities.