[Shop] eBay Auction for Jenna Bush's Book Ends Monday

Jenna Bush, daughter of President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush, interned with UNICEF in Latin America and the Caribbean from September 2006 through May 2007. Based on her experience, she wrote Ana's Story, a personal, narrative nonfiction account of a girl who struggles to break free from a vicious cycle of abuse, poverty and illness.

[Capitol Corner] Congress acts on UNICEF funding

Both the House of Representatives and the Senate passed their versions of the State, Foreign Operations appropriations legislation, which includes funding for the U.S. Government's voluntary contribution for UNICEF. The Senate bill would provide $129 million for UNICEF in Fiscal Year 2008"not quite the $130 million that we (and you!) asked for, but a significant increase from this year's contribution.

[In the Field] UNICEF delivers health and nutrition to Panama's Ngobe community

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Jessica Dolan of the Chicago office makes some new friends.
Hi from Jessica! Today, our last day in Chiriqui, Panama, we set out to visit a UNICEF-assisted health center. On the way, we had a special opportunity to visit the home of Omyra, a member of the indigenous Ngobe community, and a mother of three beautfiul children.

[In the Field] Visit to the Ngobe-Bugle community in Panama

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Our group received a warm welcome from the schoolchildren.
Hi, this is Lizzy of the New York Office again with my first entry from the field! We took an early morning flight to Chiriqui in the far north of Panama. Here in this remote part of the country, UNICEF's projects focus on providing health care and education to the indigenous Ngobe-Bugle community.

[In the Field] Disparity between rich and poor in Panama poses risks to kids

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Our group watched a soccer game, part of a tournament organized by the center. Here's a group of the players on a brief break.
Hola from Panama!

My name is Jessica Dolan and I'm from the U.S. Fund for UNICEF's Chicago office. I'm writing this entry Monday evening and we've had an eye-opening first day in Panama City.

In the wealthiest parts of the city, newly constructed glass towers and beautifully restored colonial homes dominate.

[In the Field] UNICEF colleagues travel to Panama

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Hello, I'm Elizabeth Repass, and I work in the New York office of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. Next week, along with my colleagues from all over the United States, I will be traveling to Panama. Our base for the trip will be Panama City, and we'll also spend two days in the province of Chiriqui, which is on the Pacific coast close to Costa Rica.

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