Real Lives

Human interest stories

 

2010

Health care and immunization for Palestinian mothers and children in need
JERUSALEM, 7 December 2010 – Whirling and stamping, his feet carrying him through the steps of the traditional Palestinian ‘Dabkeh’ dance, Hamoudeh Rantisi, 11, smiles out at the audience.

Young people celebrate child rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory
JERUSALEM, 7 December 2010 – Whirling and stamping, his feet carrying him through the steps of the traditional Palestinian ‘Dabkeh’ dance, Hamoudeh Rantisi, 11, smiles out at the audience.

Boy’s cry for help answered
Gaza, 22 October 2010 - Ahmad Abu Rjail, 17, was asking for help. Long hours working in the tunnels smuggling goods from Egypt to the Gaza Strip and back were taking their toll on him.

Interactive learning
Nablus and Gaza, occupied Palestinian territory - August 2010. “You are going to love this,” says teacher Suha Ghazaal to an expectant class of elementary school girls at Abdel Rahim Basic School for Girls.

Through play, UNICEF helps restore a semblance of normalcy to Gaza’s children
Gaza, August 2010 - Even though Israel’s 23-day-offensive in Gaza took place over 18 months ago, fear still echoes through the voices of the children of Ezbet Abed Rabbo, a tiny community north of Gaza, near the border with Israel.

Breaking down barriers, UNICEF advances HIV/AIDS awareness
NABLUS, West Bank, Aug 2010-- Trainer Sumaya Sayej isn’t shy in talking about sex. Masterfully leading a workshop of 23 teachers and field workers, she asks them what they would do if a female student became upset about changes she noticed in her maturing

In Jerusalem’s poorest neighborhood, few make it out
Jerusalem, 1 July 2010 - Ahmed Hamu is a survivor. Surrounded by drug use and poverty, peers who drop out of school or get married early, the seventeen-year-old with a shy grin has managed to turn his back on all that and concentrate on his future.

A Safe Space to Heal and Recover
AL-SHATE’ REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza: For Rania al-Asi, a mother of five, the year since “Cast Lead” has been a long road to recovery. She spends many hours in psychosocial group sessions at a family centre in Al-Shate’ refugee camp in northern Gaza City.

Evicted children play, sing and paint their way to recovery
KHIRBET TANA, West Bank, February 2010. For Bara’a Hanani, participating in UNICEF-supported psychosocial sessions is fun. “I really like it a lot,” says the 10-year-old girl whose house was demolished last January.

 

 
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