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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.

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Protective accompaniment helps children reach school safely in Hebron's troubled Old City

Rights awareness offers path to change for children in East Jerusalem

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With Gaza still in ruins, children rebuild resilience with education and play

Care and support, confidence, and self-expression transform Gaza children’s outlook

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Latest report


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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