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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

Information technology breaks barriers between Palestinian adolescents
EAST JERUSALEM, State of Palestine, X December 2016 – For 15-year-old Nawal, who lives in East Jerusalem, engaging with her peers in the Gaza Strip seemed an impossible task.

Japanese Members of Parliament visit children in the State of Palestine
JERUSALEM, 5 October 2016 – The Honourable Keiichi Koshimizu, Secretary of Japan’s Parliamentary League for UNICEF, and the Honourable Toshiko Abe, both members of the House of Representatives of Japan, recently completed a three-day mission during which

Reaching the most vulnerable children in the State of Palestine
By Monica Awad Tubas, West Bank, 6 September 2016 – For 10-year old Beisan, who sits on a wheelchair, life in the herding community of Wadi al-Faw, in the northern part of Jordan Valley, is a daily challenge. “Life is really tough in this part of the West

Our Dreams Are Coming True
Ibziq, West Bank, 7 September 2016 – Driving through the hills of Tubas Governorate, 70 kilometres to the north of Jerusalem, lies Ibziq a small herding community, which is home to more than 400 people, half of them are children below the age of 18.

Postnatal home visits for the newborn child help improve survival in Gaza
GAZA, State of Palestine, 2 February 2016 - For Jamila, trying to rebuild her life after the 2014 conflict in Gaza has been challenging. At the peak of the hostilities, her family left their home in Shejaiya to seek shelter in a school. When they came ba



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