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Tue Oct 31, 2023, 08:29 PM Oct 2023

No privacy, water or sanitary napkins


Samira al-Saadi, who is displaced with her family in a UN-run school west of Khan Younis, wishes she could do more for her 15-year-old daughter who got her first period a few months ago.

Her daughter is overwhelmed by both recently starting to menstruate and having to manage her period in a crowded shelter, the 55-year-old says. “She needs sanitary pads and water to wash, but these basic needs are not available.”

Samira is concerned about buying her daughter period-delaying pills as she worries how they might affect her child’s health.

“She just doesn’t understand why she has to go through all of this,” Samira says. “I try to help her, but what she needs is not at hand.”

So very sad indeed...I am appalled by suffering of these children.
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