Students and teachers in Gaza counting on UN chief

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Secretary-General has a conversation via WebEx with students enrolled in schools run by UNRWA. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas

Students and teachers in Gaza say they are counting on the UN Secretary-General to help keep their schools open and solve the current funding crisis.

The UN agency that works with Palestinian refugees, UNRWA, recently announced it would delay opening its schools in the region for the first time if it fails to raise more than US$100 million.

On Monday, UN chief Ban Ki-moon spoke via WebEx with a teacher and students whose education is threatened by the lack of funds.

Stephanie Coutrix reports.

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