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UNICEF Gaza Israeli military operation

Basic services for children under assault in Gaza


As the violence in Gaza claims even more young lives and as its toll on children on both sides deepens, basic services for children are under assault, UNCIEF says.



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.

Stories from the field


Household survey begins to determine needs of women and children in Palestine

Jerusalem, March 23, 2014 – Ninety Palestinian field workers are conducting house-to house surveys as part of a two month data-collecting exercise which will bring long term benefits to women and children in Gaza and the West Bank.

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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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