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A girl does geometry at a UNICEF-assisted school in Rwanda | Photo © UNICEF/HQ07-1345/Giacomo Pirozzi

January 16, 2013

In Aftermath of Deadly Typhoon, UNICEF Gets Clean Water to Filipino Children

After Typhoon Bopha passed through the Philippines, UNICEF and the Government of the Philippines carried out assessments of the most affected areas.

January 15, 2013

Syrian Refugees Share Their Stories with UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Mia Farrow

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Mia Farrow visited some of the over 200,000 Syrian refugees who have been registered or are awaiting registration in Lebanon, the country with the highest number of refugees from the conflict in the Syrian Arabic Republic. In a UNICEF-supported center Ms. Farrow met with women who expressed their sorrow and fear for the future. Mia Farrow also met Syrian child refugees. “Today was an unbroken chain of stories of loss, grief, deprivation, frustration, anxiety and always the longing to go home,” said Ms. Farrow.

January 14, 2013

Haunted by Violence, Children in DRC Find Healing through Art

Since April 2012, fighting between the 23 of March Movement rebel group and the Congolese Army has forced families to flee their homes and seek refuge in makeshift shelters in and around North Kivu’s provincial capital city of Goma. Many children have experienced frightening scenes, and not every child can speak about the violence she or he has seen. To help these children, UNICEF and AVSI have set up mobile child-friendly spaces where children can receive psychosocial support, play, and retain a sense of normalcy in the midst of turmoil.

January 11, 2013

Attacking Malnutrition in the Mountains of Nepal

Learn about a country-wide program backed by UNICEF and the European Union aimed at ending chronic malnutrition in Nepal.

January 9, 2013

UNICEF Helps Immunize 132,000 Children in Jordan

More than 132,000 children have been vaccinated against measles and polio in northern Jordan as part of a joint UNICEF and Ministry of Health vaccination campaign. The campaign finished in early December, reaching vulnerable Jordanian and Syrian children under five years old, including Syrian children in the Za’atari refugee camp. Many children had missed their childhood vaccinations due to the conflict in Syria, which has been continuing for almost two years. The vaccinations will help protect these children from potentially fatal diseases.

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