First annual study on violence against children launches in Comoros
MORONI, Comoros, 17 November 2006 – About 25 children took to the stage last month for the official launch of the regional Study on Violence Against Children in the Indian Ocean Region.
Protecting children from sexual violence in Comoros
ANJOUAN, Comoros, 12 October 2006 – Fatima Bacar Abdallah is a woman with a mission – to rid her community of violence against children.
Protecting the water supply of Grand Comore from future volcanic eruptions
GRAND COMORE, Comoros, 9 October 2006 – UNICEF has been working with more than 100 villages on the island of Grand Comore to ensure continued access to safe, clean water following yet another eruption of the notoriously active volcano, Mount Karthala.
European Commission backs major clean-up of Comoros water supply
MORONI, Comoros, 18 September 2006 – For the beautiful tropical archipelago of Comoros, water is a blessing and a curse. Mount Karthala, one of the world’s most active volcanoes, has erupted three times in the past year, spewing toxic ash into the islands’ water supply.
Both treatment and education fight child malnutrition in Comoros
ANJOUAN ISLAND, Comoros, 11 July 2006 – “Lack of knowledge is one of the most important reasons for malnutrition in Comoros,” says the head of the Domoni Therapeutic Nutrition Centre, Maissara Chaharmane.
Comoros: Breaking the silence about child abuse
MUTSAMUDU, Comoros, 2 December 2005 – ‘Young raped girl dies after her delivery’ read the headline of an article in the weekly Comorian newspaper ‘Kashkazi’. The article told the story of an 11-year-old girl who had been raped by her teacher at a Koranic school, became pregnant and died soon after giving birth. UNICEF Comoros conducted an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the young girl’s death.
Comoros islanders begin to return home as volcano subsides
NEW YORK, 19 April 2005 - Ten thousand islanders in the Indian Ocean archipelago of Comoros, who fled when one of the world’s largest active volcanoes erupted on the weekend, have begun to return home.