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05 Aug 2009 description
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Par Ann M. Veneman

En mars dernier lors d'une visite de terrain à Gaza après que la région ait été dévastée par les bombardements soutenus et le conflit, j'ai visité un centre de secours o=F9, grâce à l'art, les jeunes enfants étaient encouragés à exprimer leurs sentiments. On dit souvent qu'une image peut exprimer mille mots. Mais ce que j'ai vu, 'il n'y avait aucun mot pour le décrire.

Les jeunes enfants que j'ai rencontrés m'ont montré leurs dessins, dont beaucoup représentaient des roquettes visant leur maison.

05 Aug 2009 description
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By Ann M. Veneman

Last March on a visit to Gaza after the region was devastated by constant bombing and conflict, I toured a relief center where young children were encouraged to express their feelings through art. It is often said that a picture can speak a thousand words.

31 Jul 2009 description
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NEW YORK, USA, 31 July 2009 - UNICEF and the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action are commemorating World Breastfeeding Week, 1-7 August 2009, by underscoring the vital importance of breastfeeding during emergencies.

Globally, only 38 percent of infants under the age of six months are exclusively breastfed, though research shows that optimal breastfeeding is the single most effective preventive intervention for reducing infant mortality.

"Breast milk offers an excellent source of nutrition for infants and, especially where clean water is lacking, helps keep young children …

31 Dec 2008 description
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MAJOR RESULTS

- About 35 million children immunised against measles.

- Immunisation , deworming, counselling on breast feeding and nutrition, and information on good hygiene practices provided to 1.87 million children under five and 330,000 pregnant women during two Child Health and Sanitation Weeks in six districts.

- Breastfeeding information provided to 20 million mothers during Global Breastfeeding Week.

- Emergency Obstetrics and Neonatal Care monitoring and training scaled up nationally reaching more than 670 doctors and health workers.

- Over 162,000 girls enrolled …

23 Dec 2008 description
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NEW YORK, 23 December 2008 - UNICEF called today for more concerted action to make schools safe for children.

"Whether caused by poor construction or natural catastrophes, school collapses invariably have disastrous effects on children," said Cream Wright, UNICEF Global Chief of Education. "Schools must be safe places where children can learn and thrive."

The year 2008 was marked by a number of school collapses - many of them fatal - in various parts of the world.

Following the 3 May cyclone in Myanmar, more than 4,000 schools still need to be repaired or …

23 Dec 2008 description
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KATHMANDU, 23 December 2008 - For many of South Asia's children, 2008 will go down as a year of triumphs and tragedies - a year in which children continued to be recruited in conflicts, yet a year when conflicts were briefly halted for the sake of children's health; and a year when the food, fuel and financial crises threatened to worsen child malnutrition, yet triggered off important new thinking on protection for the most vulnerable, according to the UNICEF Regional Director for South Asia.

In a region which is one the most emergency prone in the world, nearly 2.8 million …

03 Dec 2008 description
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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, 3 December 2008 - UNICEF Deputy Executive Director, Hilde F. Johnson, visited Pakistan this week where she discussed UNICEF programmes with government ministers and held discussions with non-governmental organisations (NGOs), donors and the beneficiaries of the agencies' programmes in the country.

During a visit to the UNICEF-supported Katcha Garhi camp in Peshawar, Ms. Johnson had the chance to meet some of the thousands of families who have fled conflict in Bajaur Agency, on the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan.

17 Nov 2008 description
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Asia and the Pacific

Problem Statement/Context: The Asia Pacific region has an emergency profile characterized by a combination of natural disasters, civil/political unrest with pockets of conflict situations, and recent emerging new global threats such as high food and fuel prices crisis, the threat of pandemic influenza and other emerging diseases.

06 Nov 2008 description
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Dated: 06 November 2008

General overview of the situation

Highlights

The McRam, facilitated by UNICEF and WFP, was conducted from 31st October to 3rd November in 36 villages in the earthquake-affected areas of Ziarat, Pishin and Harnai.

05 Nov 2008 description
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By Roshni Karwal

BALOCHISTAN, Pakistan, 5 November 2008 - The death toll from a 6.4-magnitude earthquake that struck the south-western province of Balochistan, Pakistan, on 29 October stands at more 200. The quake has affected about 108,000 people; 50 per cent of them are children, and some 19,000 are under five years of age.

The toll is expected to rise even further as bodies are found under the remains of mud houses that have been reduced to rubble.

03 Nov 2008 description
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Dated: 03 November 2008

1.0 General overview of the situation

Highlights

The McRAM, (multi cluster rapid assessment mechanism) facilitated by UNICEF and WFP, was conducted from 31st October to 3rd November in 46 affected villages: 22 in Ziarat, 18 in Pishin and 6 in Harnai. The report will be ready on 6th November.

Government-led coordination mechanism

31 October - The first General Coordination Meeting (GCM) was chaired by the Balochistan Secretary of Population and Social Welfare, government nominated focal person for coordination.

31 Oct 2008 description
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1. CRITICAL ISSUES FOR CHILDREN

An earthquake of magnitude 6.4 on the open Richter scale hit the province of Balochistan in Southwestern Pakistan on 29 October 2008. According to the US Geological Survey, the epicenter of the earth quake was located in the Chiltan mountains about 80 kilometers northwest of Quetta, the provincial capital.

31 Oct 2008 description
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By Antonia Paradela

BALOCHISTAN, Pakistan, 31 October 2008 - Sabnan Guldin, 3, is trying to bite an apple but suddenly looks up in fear as strangers enter the family compound. He is sitting on a mat in an area cleared of rubble where his family's home collapsed in the earthquake that struck Balochistan province, south-western Pakistan, on 29 October.

Almost all of the 30 members of Sabnan's extended family managed to escape unharmed, although one died.

31 Oct 2008 description
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With temperatures dropping UNICEF is concerned about the urgent needs of children and women

GENEVA /NEW YORK, 31 October 2008 - UNICEF is providing immediate life-saving assistance to children and women affected by the earthquake that struck the southwestern province of Balochistan, Pakistan, on 29 October, killing approximately 200 and affecting some 108,000 people, 50 per cent of which are children. Almost 19,000 of the affected are under-five years old.

30 Oct 2008 description
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By Roshni Karwal

BALOCHISTAN, Pakistan, 30 October 2008 - The death toll from a 6.4-magnitude earthquake that struck the south-western province of Balochistan, Pakistan, yesterday has risen to at least 215.

The toll is expected to rise even further as bodies are found under the remains of hundreds of mud houses that have been reduced to rubble.