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10 Feb 2006 description
report UNICEF USA

Fighting between congolese armed forces and militias continues to create pockets of insecurity in Ituri-district in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo

NEW YORK (February 10, 2006) - More than 6,000 people have fled the fighting and violence in southern Ituri, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), making them totally dependent on external help for their survival. Alerted by the Pakistani contingent of the UN Mission in Congo (MONUC), UNICEF together with its partners organized a humanitarian convoy to help the affected population.

10 Feb 2006 description
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NEW YORK (February 10, 2006) - The electoral process currently underway in Haiti is necessary to improve the negative trend of increasing lawlessness. It is also essential to help secure a legal framework in the country and shore up policies that protect the rights of children.

Haitian children continue to live in dire conditions due to violence linked with political instability, chronic poverty and a virtually absent child protection system. The daily life of a typical Haitian child is a struggle to survive.

03 Oct 2005 description
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NEW YORK (October 3, 2005) - The U.S. Fund for UNICEF today commended UPS for its generosity and commitment in helping to get much-needed supplies to victims of Hurricane Katrina. In its first delivery of UNICEF supplies to areas throughout the Gulf Coast, UPS donated $16,000 in shipping services to the children's organization.

10 Sep 2005 description
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2005 Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF campaign to help Hurricane Katrina relief efforts

NEW YORK (September 10, 2005) - Recognizing that Hurricane Katrina left hundreds of thousands of school-age child evacuees without classrooms and school supplies at the start of the traditional U.S. school term, the U.S. Fund for UNICEF has begun coordinating the delivery of UNICEF "School-in-a-Box" kits to several aid partners assisting the displaced population.

Additionally, the U.S.

06 Apr 2005 description
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UNICEF provides emergency treatment for survivors of latest quake

Last week's magnitude 8.7 earthquake off the coast of the Indonesian island Nias has severely hampered relief efforts already underway there since last December's deadly tsunami. Main roads and bridges have been destroyed and the airport is only open to a few light aircraft. More than 500 bodies have been recovered from the rubble and at least another 500 are feared dead.

UNICEF is coordinating medical treatment for survivors, and nearly 300 patients have been evacuated to hospitals on neighboring Sumatra.

12 Mar 2001 description
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"Nothing can prepare you for this," said Dr. Appu Chitawadgi. Dr. Chitawadgi is in charge of a UNICEF-supported vaccination campaign in the earthquake zone. "I saw the pictures on TV, but nothing prepares you for ... the incredible force of nature's destruction, the shock and fear of the people who have lost everything." (February 21)

06 Sep 2000 description
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The Government of Kenya has declared a national disaster in 19 districts due to the drought. An estimated 3.3 million people are at risk of starvation. Over a million children and 430,000 pregnant and lactating women are in urgent need of supplemental food, health care, and clean water.

06 Sep 2000 description
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Health: UNICEF has provided medical supplies including infant-delivery kits, essential drugs (such as antibiotics for pneumonia), examination beds, and tents that are being used as temporary health posts until permanent buildings are rebuilt.

06 Sep 2000 description
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UNICEF's Response

06 Sep 2000 description
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UNICEF's Response

06 Sep 2000 description
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Up to 13.4 million people in six East African nations face starvation due to extreme drought and conflict. UNICEF and its partners are working to alleviate the suffering of children and their families and prevent further loss of life.

06 Sep 2000 description
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Sudan is one of the six most at-risk countries in the Horn of Africa facing a potential famine. The United Nations estimates that 1.7 million people in Sudan will need food aid this year, with 75,000 at immediate risk.

06 Sep 2000 description
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UNICEF's Response

30 Aug 2000 description
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Nine hundred and fifty thousand people, including an estimated 190,000 children under five years old, are in need of humanitarian assistance. According to the Government of Mozambique, the official death toll is 699 people.

25 Aug 2000 description
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Immunization, Food, and Health Care

03 Aug 2000 description
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UNICEF estimates that 1.4 million children under the age of five are at risk of acute malnutrition in Ethiopia.

18 Jul 2000 description
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The Government of Kenya has declared a national disaster in 19 districts due to the drought. An estimated 3.3 million people are at risk of starvation. Over a million children and 430,000 pregnant and lactating women are in urgent need of supplemental food, health care, and clean water.

18 Jul 2000 description
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UNICEF's Response
Due to a border conflict with neighboring Ethiopia and severe drought, an estimated 1.5 million people out of a total population of 3.1 million are in need of urgent humanitarian assistance in Eritrea. Ninety percent of those in urgent need are children and women.

05 Jul 2000 description
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Health: UNICEF has provided medical supplies including infant-delivery kits, essential drugs (such as antibiotics for pneumonia), examination beds, and tents that are being used as temporary health posts until permanent buildings are rebuilt.

05 Jul 2000 description
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Between September and May, more than 162,000 refugees returned to East Timor; 36,000 tons of food and 10,000 shelter kits have been distributed; 5,000 houses built; 734 primary schools opened; and 70,000 vaccinations provided.
UNICEF has delivered approximately 350 tons of construction materials to help rebuild 50 schools in East Timor.