Persistent military operations throughout 2022 have led to it being recorded as the deadliest year in the West Bank since the early 2000s. During these military operations, a substantial number of children from the Jenin and Nablus areas were directly exposed to violence and are at risk of developing a range of mental health problems, including anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and other psychological disorders. The lack of access to mental health services and resources in the most affected areas further exacerbates the situation.
To respond to this situation, World Vision has implemented emergency response programming since September 2022. The first phase of this response, targeting the most affected areas in Jenin and Nablus governorates, was finalised in March 2023. This Learning Report presents the achievements and learnings from the first phase. The second phase of World Vision’s response, initiated in February 2023, will see a scale up of the mental health and psychosocial support activities to 163 villages in eight governorates, targeting 17,000 children. It will continue until September 2023.