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West Bank: Improving a Bedouin school in the Jordan Valley

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Last December, a team of ICRC and Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS) officers and volunteers pooled efforts to improve the overall facilities of a Bedouin school in the Jordan Valley.The initiative included providing materials and sport facilities for the school playground in addition to cleaning and painting, and planting trees supplied by the Palestinian Ministry of Agriculture. The school was established for the Arab Al-Kaabneh tribe, a Bedouin tribe living in the area of Al-Moarrajat, west of Jericho City in the Jordan Valley.

Palestinian Bedouins have inhabited the Jordan Valley in large numbers for the past century. A traditional agricultural community that relies mainly on stockbreeding and seasonal farming, they face movement and building restrictions, as well as severe restrictions on their access to water.

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