NEW YORK, USA, 19 October 2009 In her first official visit to the Occupied Palestinian Territories, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Mia Farrow joined fellow Goodwill Ambassador Mahmoud Kabil to witness the impact of conflict on children.
The children appear traumatized. The teachers say that when they hear a loud noise they look to the sky and cry out and weep. They dont know what the future holds. They deserve better, Ms. Farrow said.
Nearly nine months after the end of conflict, around 20,000 residents are still displaced. Homes, vital infrastructure and 280 damaged schools still cannot be repaired. Children remain at risk of death or injury from unexploded ordnance and there are ongoing security risks. Approximately more than half of the population of Gaza does not have daily access to safe water.
The longstanding blockade on Gaza violates fundamental child rights to health, education and protection. Palestinian children have the same rights as all children everywhere and these rights need to be upheld, Mr. Kabil said.
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It's nice to see that they all get along together. It should always be like this....
Dam - Born Here (Hebrew version)
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