Submitted by Ned Colt on November 2, 2012 - 10:35am
November 3, 2012
The IRC has been working in the West Bank since 2011, focusing on education. While the West Bank and Gaza Strip had a well-deserved reputation for providing students a quality education, an IRC assessment found that overall academic performance was slipping.
Students at a primary school in the West Bank interact with their teacher and classmates. This is one of the classes where teachers have been trained in the IRC's 'Healing Classrooms' approach to education.
A father carries his daughter through the Za'atri refugee camp in northern Jordan. The new camp currently houses close to 6,000 Syrian refugees, but is capable of expanding to accomodate more than 100,000. Refugees have been complaining about conditions at the camp.