The Palestinian NGOs Network has issued a paper on the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on social relations in the Gaza Strip. The paper was prepared within the “Orientations of Palestinian civil society organizations to face future challenges” project, implemented in partnership with Friedrich Ebert Foundation.
Due to the extreme measures taken by most governments in all parts of the world, especially in enforcing social distancing, all forms of social gatherings have disappeared, all forImpact of Corona pandemic on social relations in Palestinewithin societies.
The paper, prepared by researcher Talal Abu Rukbah, said that the Palestinian community in the Gaza Strip was not immune to these dramatic transformations that have ravaged human societies as a result of the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic, but the Palestinian specificity in dealing with this pandemic stands out in the implications of this on the nature of interactions and social relationships.
Furthermore, the paper recommended the need for NGOs to respond to the challenges posed by this pandemic, and to move quickly towards adopting programs and projects aimed at promoting a protective culture. The paper also suggested adopting a set of urgent humanitarian interventions to protect society, ensure its safety, and face the negative effects of precautionary measures.
The paper also stressed the importance of preparing an economic and social emergency plan to ensure the provision of basic human and human needs for citizens, especially marginalized and vulnerable groups, and for the government to take its social role and bear the responsibility of meeting the requirements to people.
It is worth noting that this paper was prepared within the project “Palestinian civil society organizations’ directions to face future challenges” in partnership with the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung – Palestine.
Full paper :