Monthly Update - December 2010
In 2010, there has been some progress towards achieving children„s rights, however, 1.9 million children across the oPt continue to suffer from the impact of occupation and intra-Palestinian division. While the number of child deaths according to the Monitoring and Reporting Mechanism, has dropped drastically in 2010, from over 300 children killed in 2009 down to 10 children killed in 2010, children continue to face threats of poverty, low learning achievement, and continued movement restrictions
Monthly Update - October 2010
Following the second intifada in September 2000, UNICEF initiated psychosocial interventions that aimed at strengthening the coping mechanisms of children and their caregivers. At the time, these psychosocial interventions were mainstreamed into all four UNICEF-supported programmes; namely early childhood care for survival, growth and development; education; adolescent participation and children and women‘s rights
Monthly Update - July 2010
The 1.9 million children under the age of 18 living in the occupied Palestinian territory make up 49%, just under half of the total population in Gaza and the West Bank including East Jerusalem. Their childhoods unfold in the shadow of a decades-old conflict with Israel that, especially in Gaza, reaches into every aspect of daily life. Recent years have brought a deep socio-economic downturn, marked by the continuing restrictions of the occupation, along with intra-Palestinian violence and division
Monthly Update - May 2010
The early 1990s brought about a new global understanding of conflict and its impact on civilians, and children in particular. Children were more clearly than before identified as victims of these wars, and the situation of child soldiers was of prominent concern
Monthly Update - April 2010
The Oslo II Accords signed in 1995 established the Palestinian Authority (PA) and divided the West Bank into three administrative areas known as “A”, “B”, and “C”. Though the interim arrangements were to lead to a gradual transfer of power to the PA, Area C, which makes up 60 per cent of the West Bank, remains under Israeli security and administrative control.
Monthly Update - March 2010
This month’s update previews the findings of a UNICEF-supported household survey on access and quality of water at 1,250 Gaza households between August and December 2009. The study was led by the Palestinian Hydrology Group with the WASH cluster. The report will be available on the UNICEF-oPt website in April. Funding was provided by the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development.
Monthly Update - February 2010
UNICEF oPt’s programme for 2010 focuses on five fundamental sectors: child protection and psychosocial support; water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH); health and nutrition; education;and adolescent development and participation (ADAP). The programme is guided by the principles and standards of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, and supports the goals for children outlined in the Palestinian Reform and Development Plan for 2010.