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2013

For one Palestinian girl, confidence is found in education and activities
EAST JERUSALEM, 12 December 2013 – UNICEF Deputy Executive Director Yoka Brandt recently concluded a four-day visit to the State of Palestine to view and discuss the situation of children with partners from government, civil society and the international

UNICEF Deputy Executive Director visits programmes supporting Palestinian children
EAST JERUSALEM, 12 December 2013 – UNICEF Deputy Executive Director Yoka Brandt recently concluded a four-day visit to the State of Palestine to view and discuss the situation of children with partners from government, civil society and the international

UNICEF and the Government of Japan make water possible for rural children
Rujeeb, State of Palestine – 28 October 2013. What seems like a natural thing to do for many children in the world, turns out to be a challenge for some Palestinian children.“For many years, washing my teeth and my face before going to school was

Helping children overcome their fears in Gaza
Juhor ad-Dik, Gaza, State of Palestine, 23 April, 2013 - In a quiet afternoon in Gaza, groups of children smiling shyly play together. In the background, houses pockmarked with bullet holes and some damaged buildings remind everyone of the eight-day

Religious leaders join the campaign for breastfeeding Palestinian children
Ramallah, occupied Palestinian territory, 16 July 2012 - Sounds of humming and whispering filled the air of the big hall where more than one hundred women had gathered. All were religious educators, discussing an issue they were not used to study:

Adolescents help restore hope for children with cancer
East Jerusalem, occupied Palestinian territory, 29 January 2013 – For the first time in her life, 8-year old Shayma travelled to Jerusalem. What should have been an exciting experience for any child turned out to be a heartbreaking challenge.

Back-breaking and life-threatening labour in the tunnels the only option, say teenagers in the State of Palestine
GAZA, State of Palestine, 9 January 2013 - In the small patch of land that runs along Gaza’s southern border with Egypt, the sound of generators roars amid hundreds of white tents planted in the landscape of sand and bullet-riddled ruins.

 

 
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