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  • DKAIKA, Occupied Palestinian Territory, 29 September 2011 - Located just 70 metres away from the Green Line - the 1949 Armistice Line – in Israeli-controlled Area ‘C’, the villagers of Dkaika are forced to suffer under the daily risk of home demolition and harassment.
  • UNICEF provides support to Palestinian students through rehabilitation and psychosocial sessions

    By Monica Awad

    DKAIKA, Occupied Palestinian Territory, 29 September 2011 - Located just 70 metres away from the Green Line - the 1949 Armistice Line – in Israeli-controlled Area ‘C’, the villagers of Dkaika are forced to suffer under the daily risk of home demolition and harassment.

  • Despite these efforts, a newly added classroom was knocked down a few months later, right before the eyes of 15 students who were forcibly moved out just minutes before the walls caved in.
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  • Rana Najadeh, 12, recalled her horror as she bore witness to the destruction. “I got very scared when the soldiers came to demolish our class,” she said. “I rushed out to check on my six year old brother Suleiman, who was crying.”

    The demolition did not end there, however, as nine other residential structures were also destroyed that day, leaving 30 children and their families homeless. 

  • Thankfully, UNICEF and Islamic Relief Worldwide took action to address the tragic situation, by rehabilitating the school and providing a better environment for the students. In addition, UNICEF partnered with both the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA), and the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid Department (ECHO), to help the traumatized children find relief from their fear and anger by providing psychosocial sessions through dance, drama, arts and play.
  • <div id="bodyarea"><p>amic Relief Worldwide took action to address the tragic situation, by rehabilitating the school and providing a better environment for the students. In addition, UNICEF partnered with both the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA), and the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid Department (ECHO), to help the traumatized children find relief from their fear and anger by providing psychosocial sessions through dance, drama, arts and play. </p> <p>“Sometimes for children it is simply the opportunity to play and have fun – be a child – in a safe environment,” said UNICEF Deputy Special Representative, Douglas G. Higgins. “In the end, the psychosocial project is important for children to have a sense of stability, normality and opportunity to reach their potential.” </p> <p>Dkaika children are not the first ones to receive help however, as UNICEF has worked with ECHO since 2003 to help Palestinian children and their families cope with the conflict and violence that affects their daily lives. The activities focus on children who live in areas exposed to frequent home and school demolitions, as well as young Bedouins and children with disabilities.</p> <p>“We must not fail Dkaika children,” said the Deputy Special Representative. ”Education is the cornerstone for peace and security and is at the heart of equity.”</p> <!-- --><!-- --> <!-- --><!-- --> <!-- Paragraphs End --> <!-- POSSIBLE DELETION - PC Positions list Start Pages list End --> <!-- Media Agenda START --> <!-- Media Agenda END --> <!-- DELETE - for UNICEF people/Cl/generic content page --> <!-- only used in SOWC04, DELETE after migration --> <!-- only used in SOWC04, DELETE after migration --> <!-- DELETE --> <!-- insert [] instead of [pdf] and [word] --> <!-- </p> --> <!-- DELETE after final check - for Module/Cl/Image and Text Page (level 2) START for Module/Cl/Image and Text Page (level 2) END --> <!-- DELETE after final check - for Press Centre/C-level2/Category Date Page START --> <script language="JavaScript"> <!-- var ThisPage=59933; //--> </script> <!-- --> <!-- for Press Centre/C-level2/Category Date Page END --> <span class="sectiondivider"></span><br> <!-- <span class="pageupdated">Updated 30 September 2011</span> --> <!-- --> <!-- --> <!-- e.g. Back to publications index page --> <!-- --> <!-- e.g. Back to Video/Audio section --> <!--Needs one hard returns to push footer down--> <div id="base_bookmarklist"> <ul> <li id="emailart"> <script type="text/javascript"> var emailarticleloc = location.href; emailarticleloc = emailarticleloc.replace("http://www.unicef.org",""); emailarticleloc = emailarticleloc.replace("http://unicef.org",""); var emailarticle = "<a href=\"/emailarticle.php?URL=" + emailarticleloc + "\" onclick=\"UNICEFFOOTNOTE.popUp(this.href,'fixednooptions',390,440);return false;\" class='ignore'>Email this article</a>"; document.write(emailarticle); </script><a href="/emailarticle.php?URL=/infobycountry/oPt_59933.html" onclick="UNICEFFOOTNOTE.popUp(this.href,'fixednooptions',390,440);return false;" class="ignore">Email this article</a> <noscript><a href="/emailarticle.php?URL=/infobycountry/oPt_59933.html" class='ignore'>Email this article</a></noscript> </li> <li id="blogthis"> <script type="text/javascript"> UNICEFBLOG.addentry({ linkClassName: "bloglink", image: "", title: "UNICEF provides support to Palestinian students through rehabilitation and psychosocial sessions", blurb: "DKAIKA, Occupied Palestinian Territory, 29 September 2011 - Located just 70 metres away from the Green Line - the 1949 Armistice Line – in Israeli-controlled Area ‘C’, the villagers of Dkaika are forced to suffer under the daily risk of home demolition and harassment. ", languageVariant: "ENG", transition: 'b', offsetLeft: "-150", offsetTop: "-440" }); </script><style type="text/css"> .UNICEFBlog { background-color: #F3F3F3; color: #000000 !important; border: 1px solid #C3C3C3; height: 425px; width: 425px; } .UNICEFBlog h2, .UNICEFBlog h3, .UNICEFBlog p, .UNICEFBlog a, .UNICEFBlog li { margin: 0 !important; padding: 0 !important; line-height: 1.3 !important; font: 10px verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif !important;} .UNICEFBlog img { border: 0 !important; } .UNICEFBlog a { text-decoration: none; } .UNICEFBlog h2, .UNICEFBlog h3 { margin: 0 0 7px !important; } .UNICEFBlog .content { padding: 10px !important; padding-bottom: 20px !important; } .UNICEFBlog #closebtn { float: right; height: 18px; width: 18px; } .UNICEFBlog h2 { color: #DF5E32 !important; font-size: 15px !important; font-weight: bold !important; } .UNICEFBlog p { font-size: 10px !important; margin-top: 10px !important; } .UNICEFBlog strong { font-size: 10px !important; } .UNICEFBlog form { margin: 10px 0 3px !important; } .UNICEFBlogEmbed { margin: 8px 0 !im
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