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Monthly Update - October 2011

The environment in which two million Palestinian children live has a direct impact on their psycho-social well-being. Many children have been exposed to continuous stress nd violence in Gaza and the West Bank, including East Jerusalem. Palestinian children who were victims of violence or directly witnessed acts of violence have often difficulties expressing their fears and anguish, which can drag on and cause long-term psychological suffering. Nothing is important than helping children overcome distress
and restore well-being to their families. >> Read More

Monthly Update - July & August 2011

More than half of the 1.5 million people living in Gaza are children below the age of 18, who need special protection. These 800,000 children and adolescents continue to suffer disproportionately from the impact of the blockade and the failure of the peace process. Children face daily risks to their security and human dignity, including threats of death, injury, poverty and psychological distress. They also face threats for their future as challenges to the quality of education keep increasing. >> Read More

Monthly Update - May 2011

In 1994, the Palestinian Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MoEHE) inherited the education system from the Israeli Civil Administration. Since then, MoEHE has focused its efforts on improving the education system. It has established the first unified Palestinian curriculum; developed a new five-year education strategic plan for 2008-2012; built approximately 900 schools to accommodate the increase in student population; improved the education management information system and built the capacity of teachers, principals, supervisors and other ministry staff. >> Read More

Monthly Update - April 2011

In 2010, while there was some progress towards achieving children‟s rights in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), 1.9 million Palestinian children continued to suffer from the impact of occupation, the failure of the peace process, and intra-Palestinian divisions. The number of child deaths dropped drastically in 2010, from over 300 children killed in 2009 (year of “Cast Lead”) down to 11 children killed in 2010. However Palestinian children continue to face threats of killing, injury, poverty, displacement, detention, psychological distress and low learning achievement. >> Read More



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