Forward Thinking, in partnership with the Académie Diplomatique Internationale (ADI), facilitated a conference focused on the humanitarian challenges facing Palestinians on 14th-15th September 2016 in Paris. The conference sought to bring Palestinian politicians, journalists and academics together with European and MENA region politicians and diplomats in order to identify the humanitarian challenges and to explore existing and potential policy responses.

We are pleased to launch the report of this event,  highlighting the key issues raised by participants. The report reflects the views and positions of the conference participants. Although the conference was focused on discussing the humanitarian challenges facing Palestinians, it was made clear by participants from the outset that it is impossible to fully distinguish the humanitarian challenges from both the immediate and wider political contexts. This report, therefore, seeks to reflect this where appropriate.