Two Palestinian school girls walk past a heap of garbage on their way to school in the al-Shati refugee camp in Gaza City on September 15, 2011. Al-Shati houses 87,000 refugees in a very densly populated area.
According to the United Nations Relief and Work Agency, Gaza is a difficult place to get an education. "Amid a backdrop of violence, unemployment, and extreme poverty resulting from the ongoing Israeli blockade of the coastal enclave, the quality of children’s education in Gaza has declined in recent years."
Ninety-four percent of schools are operating on double shifts. This means there's one "school" of kids in the morning, and one in the afternoon.
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