Programs in Favor of Palestinian Children

Palestinian Program

 

Palestinian Program

Girls performing during an event for donations to Palestinian from Syria in Burj El Barajneh camp.
© UNICEF/Lebanon/ 2013/Haidar
Girls performing during an event for donations to Palestinian from Syria in Burj El Barajneh camp.

What is the Palestinian program?

While the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA) assumes full responsibility for the Palestinian refugees, UNICEF provides assistance to Palestinian children and mothers in the areas of:

  • Child Protection;

  • Education;

  • Adolescents;

  • Generation of knowledge on the situation of Palestinian children. 


What are our objectives?

UNICEF’s Palestinian Program in Lebanon focuses on reducing infant and child mortality and improving the growth and nutritional status of the children living in camps.

  • Contributing to the reduction of infant and child mortality through immunization coverage and health education focusing on anemia and nutrition;

  • Raising awareness on children’s right to education;

  • Reducing school drop-outs rates in the primary cycle;

  • Developing a framework that addresses basic education, early childhood development and a better parenting initiative;

  •  Detecting, assessing and addressing the physical, psychological and social impact of violence, abuse and exploitation on Palestinian children living in the camps in Lebanon;
  •  Creating an environment that enables adolescents to participate and become pro-active;
  • Improving the knowledge–base, advocacy efforts and social policies in support of children’s rights and strengthening the institutional capacity of the partners.


Who are our partners?

  • United Nation Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA)

  • Palestinian Red Crescent (PRCS)

  • General Union of Palestinian Women (GUPW)

  • Camp organizations
  • Popular Committees 

  • Arab Resource Center for Popular Arts (ARCPA)

  • Children and Youth Center (CYC)     

  •  Fraternity Association
  •  Permanent Peace Movement (PPM)
     
  •  Variety of Palestinian NGOs    

             

     

    What do we do? 

    In addition to reducing infant and child mortality and improving the growth and nutritional status of the children living in camps, UNICEF’s Palestinian program in Lebanon works to ensure all students in UNRWA schools are completing their primary schooling. Also, UNICEF works on building mechanisms that protect children and women from violence, exploitation and abuse.

    UNICEF’s Palestinian Program also offers opportunities for adolescents and young people to participate and contribute to the lives of their communities, especially for those out of school.

    UNICEF Lebanon has been working on consolidating and systemizing all the knowledge on the situation of Palestinian children and women and making it available for decision-makers.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Universal Primary Education
    The Universal Primary Education program ensures that children's right to education is recognized and fulfilled and contributes to the reduction school drop-out rates in the primary cycle.

    Child Survival, Growth and Development
    The Child Survival, Growth and Development program seeks to reduce infant and child mortality through providing immunization coverage and health education sessions.

    Child Protection
    Child Protection is about evidence-based advocacy and capacity building of service providers to recognize and respond to cases of violence and abuse.

    Adolescent Project
    The Adolescent Project program develops opportunities for Palestinian adolescents and young people to contribute to their communities' lives.

    Women Development and Micro-Scheme
    Initiated in 1997, the Women Development and Micro-Scheme program develops self-employment opportunities of especially female-headed households in Palestinian refugee camps.

    Monitoring and Evaluation
    UNICEF, in cooperation with Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics and Natural Resources (PCBS), is regularly undertaking several surveys and seminars to better understand the circumstances facing Palestinian refugees in Lebanon.

     

     

     

     

    Did you know?

    • Approximately 455,000 Palestinian refugees were registered with UNRWA in Lebanon before the Syria crisis

    • 85,000 Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS) have approached UNRWA for assistance in Lebanon (as at 22 July 2013)

    • There are 12 official Palestinian camps in Lebanon

    • there are 68 UNRWA schools but Palestinian children lack education facilities

    • Palestinian refugees don't enjoy social and civil rights and have limited access or no access to public services 




                           
              


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