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Media releases, stories and press statements from UNICEF oPt in 2004.

Children in Gaza participate in webchat as The State of the World’s Children 2005 launches
KHAN YOUNIS/LONDON, November 9, 2004 - Sixteen-year-old Mustafa was one of the young people who took part in an online webchat that marked the launch of The State of the World’s Children 2005. The webchat was organized by UNICEF’s Voices of Youth and the UK National Committee. UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy took part in the webchat and fielded a wide range of questions from the young participants.

Tunisia helps restore normalcy among Palestinian school children in occupied Palestinian territory
TUNIS/RAMALLAH, November 3, 2004 – A Tunisian non-governmental organization ‘Children First’ is giving $65,000 to UNICEF in support of emergency education activities for Palestinian children in oPt.

Japan steps-up support for child health for Palestinian Children and Women
RAMALLAH, November 1, 2004 – The Government of Japan has announced a contribution of US 2.6 million to UNICEF in support of the prevention of infectious diseases for Palestinian children and women in oPt.

UNICEF Starts Distribution of 40,000 School Bags in Gaza Strip
GAZA CITY, October 19, 2004 -- UNICEF today began distribution of more than 40,000 school bags to children in the Gaza Strip, starting with schools damaged by the recent military incursions into the North.

More Than 1 Million Palestinian Children Return to School
JERUSALEM, September 6, 2004 -- Some 1.2 million children returned to school last week in the West Bank and Gaza Strip after a summer break.

Major immunization Campaign Launched: UN Bodies call for free access
RAMALLAH/GAZA CITY, June 28, 2004 –UNICEF launched a major measles immunization campaign in the West Bank and Gaza Strip today, aimed at providing more than 540,000 children aged 9 – 59 months with a safe injection of measles vaccine and doses of Vitamin A.

UN Bodies Concerned about Safe Access for 60,000 Palestinian school students to Tawjihi Exam Sites
JERUSALEM, June 7, 2004 – Ten United Nations institutions call on the Israeli authorities to ease restrictions on movement in the occupied territory to enable 60,000 Palestinian students to sit for their Tawjihi matriculation final exams beginning today 7th of June.

International Women’s Day: Seven UN Institutions concerned with health and living conditions of Palestinian women
RAFAH, March 8, 2004 – The living conditions of Palestinian women has been deeply affected by movement restrictions, military incursions and house demolitions, particularly in Rafah.




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