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Reference : V-F-CR-F-01713-A
Date : 04/2017
Country/Region : GAZA
Title : Gaza : puppets star in children's lessons on explosive weapons : long version
Duration : 00:02:30
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Production company : ICRC
ICRC producer :
SERRANO REDONDO, Jesus Andres; ABU GHOSH, Fattoum
Editor : SERRANO REDONDO, Jesus Andres; ABU GHOSH, Fattoum
Production reference : 2016AV.0245
Description : For some children in Gaza, lessons can be a matter of life and death.
The curtain rises and silence seizes one of the classrooms in Tunis School in the Gaza Strip. Around 30 children listen attentively as two puppets appear on stage as part of the Mine Risk Education (MRE) programme implemented by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). The programme aims to raise awareness and promote safe behaviour among students and teachers, particularly regarding Explosive Remnants of War (ERW).
Mohammed Aldeeb, 11, played one of the two puppets and is one of almost 20,000 students, who have been part of the MRE programme since its launch in 2016. ā€œI enjoy being part of the puppet play because I make my classmates aware of the risks of ERW. I tell them not to touch strange objects because these might be dangerous and could hurt us, kill us or cause our limb to be amputated,ā€ said Mohammed.
According to the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS), since the 2014 conflict with Israel, approximately 6,000 items of unexploded ordnance (UXO) could still be in the ground in the Gaza Strip, 16 people have been killed and 97 injured, including 48 children, due to contact with ERWs.
Original language : Arabic
English title : Gaza : puppets star in children's lessons on explosive weapons : long version
Colour/B&W : colour
SD/HD : HD
Resolution : 1920 x 1080
Aspect ratio : 16/9
Original material/format : H264
Best material/format available : ProRes 422

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