Chile's earthquake: six months on
TALCAHUANO, Chile, 27 August 2010 – Jessica, 12, used to live in Santa Clara, a neighbourhood in Chile’s coastal city of Talcahuano. But her home was destroyed during a massive earthquake six months ago and her family was subsequently displaced.
In post-quake Chile, supporting the emotional recovery of children
SANTIAGO, Chile, 21 May 2010 – Nearly three months after Chile’s devastating 8.8-magnitude earthquake, a UNICEF-commissioned study has found that 93 per cent of children in the quake-affected region show signs of emotional stress. Most remember the quake in detail and many still fear another earthquake or tsunami.
Chilean earthquake takes a toll on education and security
NEW YORK, USA, 16 April 2010 – More than six weeks after a major earthquake struck Chile, survivors in some areas are resuming their normal routines. For young people, that means getting back to regular classes.
'Beyond School Books' - a podcast series on education in emergencies
NEW YORK, USA, 17 March 2010 – The earthquake that shook Chile on 27 February reportedly killed hundreds of people and caused widespread damage to homes, hospitals, schools, roads and other infrastructure.
Aftershocks serve as reminder of the needs of quake-affected children in Chile
NEW YORK, USA, 12 March 2010 – A 6.9-magnitude tremor shook Chile yesterday, just before the inauguration of the country’s new President. Severe enough to trigger a tsunami alert, it was the worst of the many aftershocks that have kept Chileans on edge since a massive 8.8-magnitude earthquake struck on 27 February.
UNICEF intensifies cooperation with organizations working with Chilean children
SANTIAGO, Chile, 8 March 2010 – Intensifying its cooperation with the different public and private institutions it usually works with in Chile, UNICEF is working to help alleviate the effects of the 8.8-magnitude earthquake that shook the country on 27 February.
UNICEF and partners stand ready to help after massive earthquake strikes Chile
NEW YORK, USA, 1 March 2010 – UNICEF and its UN partners are monitoring events and stand ready to help in the aftermath of an 8.8-magnitude earthquake that shook Chile early Saturday, 27 February.
First guide to pregnancy and childbirth for Chile’s indigenous Mapuche population
LA ARAUCANÍA, Chile, 23 January 2009 – A new guide for mothers-to-be called ‘Growing Together’ is being used to help assist the indigenous Mapuche women of Chile during pregnancy and childbirth.
Saying ‘no’ to discrimination in Chile
SANTIAGO, Chile, 11 December 2008 – An initiative aimed at strengthening integration and promoting non-discrimination within the Carabineros (Police) has been launched by the Carabineros Undersecretary Javiera Blanco; Head of the Metropolitan Zone Carabineros Inspector General Raul Arellano; and UNICEF’s Representative in Chile Egidio Crotti.
President of Chile Michelle Bachelet speaks at seminar on preschool education
SANTIAGO, Chile, 6 November 2008 – President of Chile Michelle Bachelet chaired the opening session of the international seminar ‘The Impact of Preschool Education’ yesterday. The event was organized by the Government of Chile and UNICEF.
At UNICEF seminar, students from region seek changes in secondary education
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, 15 September 2008 – Students at the Institute Filii Dei in the Retiro neighbourhood of Buenos Aires recently welcomed a delegation of their peers participating in an international seminar on secondary education organized by UNICEF.
Facing discrimination, Chile’s Mapuche youth speak out
TEMUCO, Chile, 8 March 2007 – On the outskirts of Temuco, the capital of Cautín Province, UNICEF recently organized a meeting to provide Mapuche indigenous youth an opportunity to meet, discuss and exchange ideas with their peers from communities in different parts of Chile.
‘Chile Grows with You’ policy promotes early childhood development
NEW YORK, USA, 19 October 2006 – The Government of Chile has launched a social policy initiative promoting full support for the country’s children from birth.