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Human interest stories from across the West Bank and Gaza, including background information on UNICEF's interventions.

West Bank children get breathing space
TULKAREM, WEST BANK, 13 May 2009 - In Tulkarem refugee camp in the northern West Bank, the sound of raucous music fills a youth club. More than a dozen boys pound away on drums and shake castanets while a teacher plays an electronic keyboard.

UNICEF and ECHO help West Bank children to deal with daily stress
JAYOUS VILLAGE, 28 April 2009 – The village of Jayous is next to the Barrier that separates Israel from the West Bank. Jayous is the venue for weekly demonstrations against the Barrier and is the site of regular search-and-arrest operations.

UNICEF and ECHO support counselling to help Gaza’s children face the future
GAZA, 21 April 2009 – Plastic sheets cover the windows of the small house where Mona, 17, lives with her parents and five younger siblings.

Gaza’s children find a safe space to heal
GAZA, 31 March 2009 - Maisoun Nimr, 15, has nightmares. She doesn’t like to talk about them – the most she will say is that she dreams scenes of war.



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