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UNICEF and the AusAID support improved sanitation for Palestinian students
For the first time ever, students at the Al Shioukh elementary school for girls in the West Bank city of Hebron have access to their own sanitation facilities. Read More >
Innovative learning supplies for classrooms in Gaza
Innovative learning supplies for classrooms in Gaza
GAZA, Occupied Palestinian Territory, 25 June 2009 – Brightly coloured cones, triangles and measuring tools were scattered across the school desks in the sparsely furnished fifth-grade classroom of the Mustafa Hafez primary school in Gaza City. Read More >
‘Everything is destroyed’: Siblings describe destruction of their school in Gaza
‘Everything is destroyed’: Siblings describe destruction of their school in Gaza
NEW YORK, USA, 22 January 2009 – When Gaza’s schools reopen in the coming days, Maram, 12, does not know where she’ll go. “I want to see what happened to my school,” she said in a telephone interview with UNICEF Radio. “I saw pictures of it – It was very, very destroyed.” Read More >
As UN aid operations are suspended, a Gaza teenager describes life amidst conflict
As UN aid operations are suspended, a Gaza teenager describes life amidst conflict
NEW YORK, USA, 8 January 2009 – As fighting in the Gaza Strip continued into its 13th day today, UN humanitarian assistance in the territory was suspended for an indefinite period because of the danger facing aid workers there. The the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) announced the suspension of aid operations due to "increasing hostile actions against its premises and personnel." Read More >
The challenges of getting an education during conflict
The challenges of getting an education during conflict
HEBRON, Occupied Palestinian Territory, 5 October 2007 – Ongoing conflict poses threats to the education of Palestinian children. Not only is safe access to school often jeopardized, but it is hard for them to thrive once they get into the classroom. Read More >
Schools shelter Palestinian families displaced by violence in Gaza
Schools shelter Palestinian families displaced by violence in Gaza
NEW YORK, USA, 22 August 2006 – The Preparatory School for Boys in Rafah, southern Gaza, has become a temporary home for nearly 47 Palestinian families affected by ongoing hostilities. Read More >
Palestinian teenagers reflect on their rights
Palestinian teenagers reflect on their rights
“You have to be a fighter to be able to get what you want or be who you want to be, especially women. This is one of the reasons why I instill courage and confidence in my teenage students to have a goal and go for it,” said a dedicated female Palestinian teacher in 2000. Read More >
Occupied Palestinian Territory: Sport gives girls in Gaza a new outlook
Occupied Palestinian Territory: Sport gives girls in Gaza a new outlook
GAZA, West Bank, Occupied Palestinian Territory, 27 February 2006 – It is early morning and 16-year-old Sahar Matter is helping her mother clear the dishes before heading off to school. Read More >

 

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