Child Protection

© UNICEF-oPt/2008

Children and their families are living in an environment increasingly characterized by violence, poverty, insecurity, physical destruction and the depletion of regular means of support, studies show. The results are proving devastating for children’s development, protection and psychosocial well-being. 

UNICEF and its partners are working to build a protective environment for children. This entails developing a child protection policy framework that strengthens all necessary systems and services, front line workers, monitoring and evaluation systems, activities’ coordination and standards.






Children killed between 28 September 2000 and 31 December 2007: 944
Children injured in 2007: 345
Children detained between 28 September 2000 and 31 December 2007: 5,900
Children killed by UXOs since 2000: 37

Source: Palestinian Central Bureau for Statistics, OCHA and DCI/PS


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