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6-year-old Yan Davith draws pictures of animals at Krouch Community Pre-School, Prey Sak village, Kampong Cham

In Australia, UNICEF advocates for the rights of all children to be realised and works to improve public and government support for child rights and international development. Outside of Australia, the fundraising done by the Australian Committee for UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, clean water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and HIV. All of the funds are raised through voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and from the government.

In Cambodia, the Australian Committee for UNICEF has supported the Country Programme deliver important results in the areas of Local Governance for Child Rights and the Maternal, Newborn Child Health and Nutrition. With the Australian National Committee’s support, UNICEF Cambodia has supported 30,374 children, including 14,703 girls, to access early childhood education through community pre-schools in 320 communes.  With funds raised by the Australian National Committee for UNICEF, 18,102 women and 326 young children received maternal, newborn and child health and nutrition services in 563 communes in Cambodia.  And finally, the Australian National Committee’s contribution has enabled 2,978 families to have access to safe water and 79 schools and 9 health centres and health posts have improved sanitation.

 

 
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