Voices of Children

Human interest stories

Frontline diaries

 

2006

Salt producers and health workers join forces to combat Iodine Deficiency Disorder
NEW YORK, USA, 10 October 2006 – The UN Secretary-General’s Study on Violence against Children is a landmark effort to provide a detailed global picture of the nature, extent and causes of such violence and act to prevent it.

Community non-violence workshops protect Palestinian children
NEW YORK, USA, 10 October 2006 – The UN Secretary-General’s Study on Violence against Children is a landmark effort to provide a detailed global picture of the nature, extent and causes of such violence and act to prevent it.

European Commission funds support for Palestinian children caught in conflict
NEW YORK, USA, 4 October 2006 – Ninety-one children have been killed already this year in the West Bank and Gaza, almost double the number killed during the whole of 2005.

Child health suffers in Gaza and West Bank as government workers’ strike continues
NEW YORK, USA, 12 September 2006 – Children’s rights receive another blow as services are halted by workers striking in protest at months of not being paid. UNICEF is providing essential supplies in the breach.

Six months without pay sparks teachers’ strike in Gaza and West Bank
NEW YORK, 5 September 2006 – Just days into the start of the new school term most schools in Gaza are closed due to a strike by government workers, including teachers, who haven’t been paid for six months.

Students face challenges as new school year begins in Gaza and the West Bank
NEW YORK, 1 September 2006 – Ongoing violence in the West Bank and Gaza is threatening to disrupt the new school term as more than 1.6 million children prepare to return to classes.

Teachers rule a line
JERUSALEM, 1 September 2006 - Unpaid Palestinian teachers, many of whom cannot afford to educate their own children, are prepared to strike indefinitely starting on the first day of the new school term.

Young Palestinians take on violence in schools
JERUSALEM, 30 August 2006 - Take 30 Palestinian students; put them in a bright, airy classroom for a week during their summer holidays; train them to run an advocacy campaign – and what do they say?

Schools shelter Palestinian families displaced by violence in Gaza
NEW YORK, USA, 22 August 2006 – The Preparatory School for Boys in Rafah, southern Gaza, has become a temporary home for nearly 50 Palestinian families affected by ongoing hostilities

Children suffer with no end to violence in Gaza
NEW YORK, USA, 16 August 2006 – As the fragile ceasefire continues to hold in Lebanon, children in Gaza are facing unprecedented levels of violence. Seventy-four have been killed since January, and almost half of those deaths occurred last month.

International blockades threaten Palestinian schools
JERUSALEM, 16 August 2006 - Palestinian parents are huddling on street corners, in cafes and in mosques and talking nervously about the looming crisis in their children’s education.

Crisis worsens Gaza’s already severe water shortage
NEW YORK, USA, 8 August 2006 – The water point in the southern Gaza town of Joret al Lout is the only place to get drinkable water for the more than 10,000 people who live there.

Psychosocial programmes help Palestinian children cope with crisis
NEW YORK, USA, 2 August 2006 – Since there are no places to play in Al Zaytoun, children wander the streets, improvising their own games in the heavily populated area east of Gaza City. Poverty is rife and ongoing hostilities have made matters worse.

Escalating death toll for children in Gaza
NEW YORK, USA, 27 July 2006 – While clashes between Israel and Hezbollah intensify in Lebanon, fighting continues on a second front in Gaza in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt). And the crisis is taking a heavy toll on children.

UNICEF Distributes Water and Recreation Kits
GAZA, July 2006 - Around 110 children and their families in northern Gaza have been stuck in their homes without clean water or electricity since the Israeli-Palestinian conflict engulfed their small village, Seafa, last month.

Summer Music, drama and arts clubs in Nablus
NABLUS, 23 July 2006 - The Palestinian school year has finished but that’s not why Hamdi, Leeza and Rouschan are rejoicing. They’re happy because they’re working hard in the Middle Eastern heat.

UNICEF distributes recreational kits for children in Gaza
GAZA , 29 June 2006 – With the renewal of fighting in Gaza, schools closed for the summer, and hot, unsafe streets, children have little to do and nowhere safe to play.

Bussing teachers made a difference in the lives of thousand teachers
GAZA, 24 June 2006 - Mona Buhaisi is one of thousand teachers who have been bussed from various areas in the Gaza Strip to Gaza City to participate in correcting the Tawjihi exam.

Life is different
GAZA, May 2006 - Life has changed dramatically for 14-year-old Zainab since the Gaza disengagement in August last year.

A Silent Cry for Help
NEW YORK, USA, 10 October 2006 – The UN Secretary-General’s Study on Violence against Children is a landmark effort to provide a detailed global picture of the nature, extent and causes of such violence and act to prevent it.

Sports Changes Adolescent Girls
JENIN, 20 April 2006 - Marah, a 15 year old girl from Jenin had nothing to do other than attend school, study and help her mother with the daily chores at home.

Sara’s dream
HEBRON, 17 March 2006 - A 10-year-old attends Al-Faiha’a girls’ school in a heavily-militarized area of Hebron known as H2.

Sport gives girls in Gaza a new outlook
GAZA, 27 February 2006 – It is early morning and 16-year-old Sahar Matter is helping her mother clear the dishes before heading off to school.

Remedial education helps millions of Palestinian children
AZZUNE ATMA, 27 January 2006 - The remote northern West Bank community of Azzun Atma is home to 1,000 Palestinians, many of them children. There is only one school to service the close to 400 students from the village and surrounding area.

Providing safe-play havens for children
NABLUS, 3 January 2006 – Nestled in the golden hills surrounding Nablus in the West Bank, the little town of Till is home to 3,000 people. Like many population centres in this conflict-prone area, children’s access to safe-

 

 
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