GAZA HOLOCAUST AND GENOCIDE 27.12.2008-18.01.2009

Wednesday, 28 January 2009

UNICEF: Rehabilitating learning centers in Gaza

UNICEF: Rehabilitating learning centers in Gaza


JERUSALEM, 23 January 2009 The recent and extreme levels of conflict in Gaza have affected the lives of 840,000 children and young people. Many have lost their schools, health facilities, play areas and even neighbourhoods, which have been destroyed in the violence.

Women and children are the worst affected. Among them are a special group with one foot still in childhood and another in adulthood: the adolescents.

We lived the worst life humans could live in this world no food or electricity, no water, says Lara Abu Ramadan, a 17-year-old Gaza resident, describing her experience of the conflict.

As a result of the escalation of violence in the recent conflict, many adolescents in Gaza are now experiencing high levels of stress, anxiety, insecurity and intense fear, notes the head of UNICEFs Adolescent Development and Participation (ADAP) programme, Linda Sall. However, as adolescents, they also feel the need to take some action to support their families, friends and community.

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