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Nana Mouskouri reflects on the tsunami disaster

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UNICEF Goodwill ambassador Nana Mouskouri.
NEW YORK, 17 January 2005 – UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador - internationally acclaimed singer, Nana Mouskouri – recently shared her thoughts on the tsunami disaster.

“A catastrophe like this, knowing it’s from the sea, I was thinking of all of these children and people being desperate, having no where to go. It’s really terrible…it makes people think a little bit more, and think about the others,” said Ms. Mouskouri.

The disaster has claimed over 150,000 lives so far, with one-third of the victims being children. UNICEF is leading the way in the humanitarian relief for millions of children and their families. Ms. Mouskouri has recorded video appeals on behalf of UNICEF in numerous languages including English, French, German, Italian,Spanish and her native Greek.

“It’s impossible to ignore the humanitarian disaster unfolding across Asia and Africa,” said Ms. Mouskouri during the appeal. “Hundreds of thousands of children are in need of finding their parents and their families. UNICEF needs your support to help these children return to a semblance of normal life. Your donations to UNICEF will make a life-saving difference to untold thousands.”

A UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador since 1993, Ms. Mouskouri has tirelessly advocated UNICEF’s work. She travels on behalf of UNICEF to many countries, including Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kenya, Bulgaria, Mexico, Chile, Viet Nam and Russia. Ms. Mouskouri also has made generous financial contributions to UNICEF programmes for children throughout the world.

To support UNICEF’s emergency response to the disaster please click here.


 

 

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17 January 2005: Nana Mouskouri reflects on the tsunami disaster.

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17 January 2005: Nana Mouskouri appeals for aid to children and their families who survived the tsunami disaster.

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