Broken Homes: Addressing the impact of house demolitions on Palestinian children and families

More than 300,000 people are under threat of house demolition and of being displaced, without warning, in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. This report outlines what we’ve found and what we’re calling for.

April 2009

This report looks at the impact of house demolitions on children and their parents, the cumulative impact on the family unit (in terms of its mental, physical and economic health and access to familial and wider social support), and the responsibilities of duty bearers to protect and assist.

Based on its findings, the study recommends that all stakeholders—Israel, the Palestinian Authority, the international community and donor governments—act immediately to respond to house demolitions within the OPT.

Stakeholders would achieve this by fulfilling their obligations to protect children and their families according to international humanitarian and international human rights law, in particular the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child and the UN Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement.

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