Education Under Fire
This publication published by UNICEF,investigates how the Middle East conflict is depriving children of an education. Palestinian children are some of the greatly affected. UNICEF provides key recommendations on responding to the educational needs of children in conflict-affected countries.
A Living Nightmare: Gaza – One year on
One year on from the 2014 Israel–Gaza conflict, this briefing looks at the continuing impact of the conflict on children. Drawing on findings from interviews with more than 700 children and mothers, it focuses on the psychological effects of the conflict on children. This briefing puts forward a number of recommendations, calling for urgent action to alleviate the suffering of Gaza’s children.
REFUGEE CHILDREN IN CONFLICT WITH THE LAW IN BETHLEHEM
Through interviews, focus groups, a literature review, and questionnaires, this report strives to provide a detailed picture of the status of refugee children in conflict with the law in the Bethlehem Governorate. The research questions driving this study are: Is the right of refugee children to legal assistance respected in the Bethlehem Governorate? What is the perspective of the refugee children in conflict with the law with regard to the services provided to them? What are the legal needs of the refugee children in conflict with the law in the Bethlehem Governorate? What psychological, social, and educational services are provided to refugee children in conflict with the law? How are these services evaluated? Are any rehabilitation programmes operating for refugee children in conflict with the law? If so, how effective are they? How do the children themselves experience these programmes?
Children in Israeli Military Detention
Since March 2013, UNICEF has been engaging in a dialogue with the Israeli authorities on children’s rights while in military detention and on specific actions that can be undertaken to improve the protection of these children. In this regard, the Military Advocate General (MAG) appointed the Military Prosecutor for Judea and Samaria (West Bank) as the focal point to lead the substantive dialogue with UNICEF. In the course of the engagement, UNICEF has also met with representatives of the Ministry of Justice, the Israeli police, the Israel Prison Service (IPS) and the Deputy Military Prosecutor for IDF soldiers in breach of the law. A regular dialogue was also maintained with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.