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Human interest stories from across the West Bank and Gaza, including background information on UNICEF's interventions.
Barrier crossing daunting for deaf Palestinian girl
BARTA'A, 29 October 2008 - The approach to the Barta’a crossing is several hundred meters long, a slope confined and monitored by metal fencing and security cameras.
District family health survey puts numbers to policy concerns
JENIN, 21 July 2008 - Down a Jenin side street, teenage boys bend over pool tables in a dimly-lit warehouse. Many of the teens are from nearby villages, whiling away the summer days in the town's coffee shops.
A barrier to life
AZZUN 'ATMA, July 2008 - Restricted access to hospitals puts West Bank pregnant women at risk.
Recycling waste and spreading the word, Nablus students remake their surroundings
NABLUS, 13 June 2008 - On a table in the Hajj Ali al-Tibi Girls Elementary School sits a child’s vision of a ravaged environment – mounds of dirt cluttered with garbage, cigarette butts, plastic tanks and toy soldiers.
GAZA, 26 May 2008 - Ayed’s marks have improved slightly, but he still has a hard time holding onto his pen since his left hand and right thumb were blown off by unexploded ordinance in northern Gaza just over a year ago.