Gaza: the spatio-politics of health, death and life


  • Prof Haim Yacobi

    University College London

Project summary

Power, violence and health become entangled in conflict zones and we intend to examine this with a particular focus on the urgent humanitarian case of Gaza.

We will use interviews and documentation to show how the organisation of space affects a community’s right to health, their freedom of movement, access to public services and infrastructure, as well as freedom from environmental hazards. We will analyse the effect that demolishing the infrastructure in Gaza has had on health especially in relation to access to health services, nutrition and water. We will look at the nuances of humanitarian interventions and their effects on health in Gaza and examine emerging alternative forms of resilience in relation to the health of people in Gaza.