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Yanoun village

Yanoun is a little hamlet 12km south east of Nablus. It is surrounded by illegal outposts of the settlement of Itamar. They have lost a lot of land to the settlers and struggle to survive.

FONSA works in partnership with the Yanoun International Network (YIN) whose members have spent time in Yanoun and know it well. They talk to the villagers about current problems and do what they can to enable to villagers to remain in their homes despite ever-growing threats and invasions from the settlers.

Yanoun housing repairs 2015

Man at work drilling concrete at base of house

Repairing leaking foundations in Yanoun

Further work was required to houses which had particular problems with water penetration. One house is on the hillside and water is coming in from the foundations. Another has a particularly porous roof and needs remedial work inside.

 

Yanoun housing repairs 2012

The people in Yanoun struggle to make a living on the reduced land that is now available to them. So they have not been able to repair their houses. With funding from the Yanoun International Network, FONSA bought materials and hired a builder to undertake essential works. The priority was to make the inhabited houses water-tight. This was successful.

Yanoun Primary School

Yanoun is a little hamlet 12km south east of Nablus. It is surrounded by the illegal settlement of Itamar. They have a primary school in the village to which we donated money to buy basic equipment.

Yanoun School Bus

The older children of Yanoun have to travel to the nearby town of Aqraba for secondary education. There is no public transport and the hour walk is not safe. The village has a school bus which was donated to them but it needed repair and insurance which the villagers could not afford. We subsidised the bus with the help of the Woodcraft Folk in Scotland which donated money towards this project.

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