1 September 2006 - New school year challenges in Gaza and West Bank

Tape#: JN 6514
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© UNICEF oPt/2006/Sabella

These children in the West Bank have formed their own advocacy groups promoting the right to education.

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Production date: 13 August & 30 August, 2006

Duration: 2:06

Keywords: UNICEF, children, oPt, Gaza, West Bank, school, education

Main shooting locations: Qalqilya and Rafa, Gaza, occupied Palestinian territories

Main sequences: Due in large part to the recent conflict in Gaza, schools in the occupied Palestinian territories are facing challenges as the new school year approaches. Many lack water and electricity and many teachers have not received salaries for six months. UNICEF wants to get all 1.6 million children and teacher back in school by the start of the new school year. 

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