Stories from the field


Care and support, confidence, and self-expression transform Gaza children’s outlook

Gaza, State of Palestine, 31 August 2015 – Salma, a 15-year old adolescent girl, lives in the Gaza Strip, where poverty is rampant and the threat of violence and political turmoil is a daily hazard.



CAAC bulletin on grave violations against Israeli and Palestinian children


Since 2007, a UNICEF-led working group has reported on the impacts of armed conflict on children in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt). The violations included killing and injuries, arrest and detention, ill-treatment and torture, recruitment and use of children by armed forces and groups, attacks on schools and hospitals, displacement and denial of humanitarian access.

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Effects of the Palestinian National Cash Transfer Programme on children and adolescents

Over the past two decades, social protection programmes have been implemented in many developing countries to reduce poverty and vulnerabilities in the face of context-specific challenges such as economic crises, inequality and exclusion, and human development deficits. 

The multidimensional vulnerabilities experienced by poor households affect children and young people in specific ways, but their needs often remain only partially visible or even invisible to policy-makers and those designing social protection progarammes and complementary interventions that tend to focus on the household unit.

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