Stories from the field

unicef UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa completes visit in the State of Palestine

EAST JERUSALEM, 23 December 2016 - Geert Cappelaere, UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa, has completed a four-day visit to the State of Palestine, where he witnessed firsthand the challenges which children face; results achieved for and with them through UNICEF-supported programmes and partnerships; and the hopes and dreams children have.



CAAC bulletin on grave violations against Israeli and Palestinian children


Since 2007, a UNICEF-led working group has reported on the impacts of armed conflict on children in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt). The violations included killing and injuries, arrest and detention, ill-treatment and torture, recruitment and use of children by armed forces and groups, attacks on schools and hospitals, displacement and denial of humanitarian access.

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Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Schools -Knowledge, Attitudes and  Practices Survey

Personal and public hygiene are considered the principal gateway to sound health. We will be unable to trigger a qualitative change in the health of communities if personal and public hygiene are not at the best of levels. This topic is of particular importance when speaking about the school environment, and its role with a positive or negative impact on the students’ health and their behavior, in the activation or suppression of their latent capabilities, and the launching or amplification of those capabilities. It is difficult to have students acquire health skills and behaviors in an unhealthy school environment, or in a school that does not believe in comprehensiveness while dealing with students as a goal and means for development.


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