‘As August brought the start of a new school year for children across the globe, thousands of Palestinian school children in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (oPt) continued to face a number of challenges in accessing educational opportunities. More than one million school children and youth across the oPt are enrolled in school.
Those living in the Gaza Strip, Area C of the West Bank, and East Jerusalem face the most acute obstacles. These include the chronic lack of classrooms, sub-standard school infrastructure, poor quality facilities, and restricted access to educational facilities due to physical, bureaucratic, and other obstacles. High dropout rates, low learning achievements and, in some cases displacement, have resulted from these circumstances.’