News releases I 2010
ADVOCATING CHILD RIGHTS IN THE MEDIA
Our commitment to protecting children in Malaysia
KUALA LUMPUR, 15 December 2010 - "For UNICEF, the closing of the campaign today does not mark the end of our efforts, rather a transition into the next phase of our continuous effort to stop child abuse. UNICEF is a constant campaigner for children."
If children could grow up without the fear of abuse
KUALA LUMPUR, 15 December 2010 – “Can you imagine not being counted? To be hurt, beaten, raped, ignored, yelled at... day after and yet no one seems to care or at the least know about it.“
Ministry to collaborate with UNICEF to map out child abuse
KUALA LUMPUR, 15 December 2010 – Deputy Minister of Women, Family and Community Development, Senator Heng Seai Kie, announced today the Ministry will collaborate further with UNICEF to map out the full extent of child abuse in Malaysia.
UNICEF: Children as the conscience of the climate change process
CANCUN, 9 December 2010 – As the UN climate conference is entering its final days, children from Latin America and Indonesia reminded delegates of what climate change and increased disaster risks means for their daily lives.
An AIDS-free generation is achievable
NEW YORK, 30 November 2010 - Achieving an AIDS-free generation is possible if the international community steps up efforts to provide universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, and social protection, according to UNICEF's 'Fifth Stocktaking Report'.
Cricket unites for people living with HIV on World AIDS Day
DUBAI, 29 November 2010 - International cricket will show its support for people living with HIV and AIDS this week with leading players wearing red ribbons on their playing shirts in international matches to help celebrate World AIDS Day.
Duty of all to stop child abuse
KUALA LUMPUR, 28 November 2010 - Earlier this year, the life of a small child was cut short. She died from injuries to her brain, stomach and kidneys inflicted by an adult who was taking care of her, a person she should have been able to depend on.
Stop child abuse now – Netizens can play a role
KUALA LUMPUR, 24 November 2010 – The call to unite against child abuse took a digital turn early last month with the launch of UNICEF’s ‘Get on Board’ campaign which aims to drive home the message of child protection through a website and social media.
Families important to children and their safety
PETALING JAYA, 20 November 2010 – Families are children’s first line of protection, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) emphasised today during its Family Fun Day held in conjunction with Universal Children’s Day.
Photo contest: Hands are for caring, not hitting
KUALA LUMPUR, 10 November 2010 – UNICEF has launched an online photo contest to highlight that hands are to nurture and give comfort to children, and not to hit them. It also seeks to reinforce every child’s right to live healthy lives, free of violence.
Asia-Pacific governments commit to increase cooperation for child rights
BEIJING, 6 November 2010 – Governments from 28 countries across Asia and the Pacific today committed themselves to improving the rights of children in the world’s most populous region by increasing cooperation on issues critical to children’s wellbeing.
Governments from Asia and the Pacific meet for strategic talks on child rights
BEIJING, 4 November 2010 – Senior government ministers and officials from 28 countries across Asia and the Pacific gathered in Beijing today for the High Level Meeting on Co-operation for Child Rights in the Asia-Pacific Region.
The impact of disciplinary practices of children
NEW YORK, 15 October 2010 - At a special event held at the United Nations Headquarters today, UN experts called for better data and research on violence against children in order to strengthen government action for prevention and response to violence.
Making clean hands a priority for more than just a day
NEW YORK/GENEVA 15 October 2010 - More than 200 million schoolchildren, parents, teachers, celebrities and government officials globally will lather up for Global Handwashing Day, but at the end of the day, they aim to have more than just clean hands.
Bolster disaster risk reduction measures to protect the most vulnerable children
GENEVA/NEW YORK, 12 October 2010 – As the world marks the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction on 13 October, UNICEF today urged its partners to step up efforts to help communities become more able to respond to disasters and climate change.
Orang Asli village celebrates new children’s folklore storybooks
PULAU CAREY, 11 October 2010 – Some 300 villagers from the Mah Meri sub-ethnic group gathered at the Sekolah (K) Sungai Bumbun here today to celebrate the launch of a new children’s folklore storybook series put together by 20 Orang Asli teachers.
Uniting for Malaysia's children
KUALA LUMPUR, 6 October 2010 – “Let us come together and unite against abuse. It is something that will benefit the child and family as well as the society at large. It is not a pipe dream but a real possibility, provided every one of us gets involved.”
Get on board, Malaysians. Stop child abuse now!
KUALA LUMPUR, 6 October 2010 – Putting an end to child abuse is a shared responsibility, UNICEF highlighted today during the launch of its ‘Get on Board’ campaign. The two-month initiative aims to unite 100,000 supporters to end child abuse in Malaysia.
UNICEF, partners recognise the emotional impact of calamities on children
NEW YORK, 1 October, 2010 - In an effort to help communities cope with the emotional and social suffering caused by conflict and natural disasters, UNICEF and partners are exploring how collaboration on common approaches supports the recovery process.
UNICEF to launch anti-child abuse campaign for Malaysians
MEDIA ADVISORY * KUALA LUMPUR, 30 September 2010 – In 2008, 7 children on average were reported to be abused in Malaysia. UNICEF invites media to join us for the launch of our people’s campaign – Get on Board -- aimed at ending child abuse in the country.
Universal access to HIV and AIDS services is possible
GENEVA/NAIROBI/WASHINGTON D.C., 28 September 2010 - Significant progress has been made in several low- and middle-income countries in increasing access to HIV and AIDS services, according to a new report released today by the WHO, UNICEF and UNAIDS.
Malaysia wins UNICEF top regional awards for broadcasting
KUALA LUMPUR/NEW YORK, 24 September 2010 – Malaysian TV and radio broadcasters, TV3 and RTM’s TraXXfm took the top spots at this year’s International Children’s Day of Broadcasting Award for the East Asia Pacific region.
Raising the profile of education on the development agenda
NEW YORK, 22 September 2010 – A meeting to examine ways to make the case for education by showing its powerful impact on all Millennium Development Goals will be held today, as world leaders gather in New York to review progress on the MDGs.
Experts and leaders gather to discuss reaching the world’s most vulnerable children
NEW YORK, 22 September 2010 – The importance of ensuring that no child is left behind, as the world pushes forward towards the Millennium Development Goals is the subject of a panel discussion in New York today on the sidelines of the UN Summit.
10 million children affected by the flooding in Pakistan
GENEVA, 21 September 2010 – UNICEF issued a report saying that, "with over 10 million children hit by the flooding, the humanitarian crisis in Pakistan is so massive that the actual scale continues to elude the imagination of the public across the world."
Child mortality rate drops by a third since 1990
NEW YORK, 17 September 2010 – The latest United Nations under-five mortality estimates were released today by UNICEF and they show continued progress in reducing the number of children who don’t live to see their fifth birthdays.
Maternal deaths worldwide drop by third
GENEVA, 15 September 2010 - The number of women dying due to complications during pregnancy and childbirth has decreased by 34 per cent from an estimated 546,000 in 1990 to 358,000 in 2008, according to a new report, "Trends in maternal mortality".
Palestinian children deprived of basic rights to education
WEST BANK, 15 September 2010 - The Minister of Education and Higher Education, UNICEF, and UNRWA warn that educational standards have plummeted to an unacceptable level, despite efforts of the Palestinian Authority and the international community.
Education empowers children and communities
KUALA LUMPUR, 8 September 2010 – “School is a lot of fun. I learn to read, count and sing. I study because I want to be a teacher,” shared bubbly 12-year old Ina, one of 200 Bajau Laut children attending the LiL Babs Learning Centre in Bum Bum island.
Achieving the Millennium Development Goals with equity for children
NEW YORK, 7 SEPTEMBER 2010 – The global community can save millions of lives by investing first in the most disadvantaged children and communities, according to a new UNICEF study released today on the Millennium Development Goals.
UNICEF/WFP chiefs call for renewed support to Pakistan’s flood victims
ISLAMABAD/KUALA LUMPUR, 1 September 2010 – The Executive Directors of UNICEF and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today called on the international community to step up their support for the victims of the ongoing floods in Pakistan.
UNICEF appeals for media partners to Get on Board!
KUALA LUMPUR, 30 August 2010 –UNICEF is looking for media owners to join its Get on Board campaign which aims to inspire Malaysians to act against child abuse. A website will help to create awareness and provide tips on how to protect children.
UNICEF Executive Director, Anthony Lake, to visit flood affected areas of Pakistan
ISLAMABAD, 29 August 2010 – UNICEF Executive Director, Anthony Lake, arrives in Pakistan on Monday 30 August to assess flood-hit areas and see UNICEF operations to assist the millions of flood-affected people, especially children and women.
Flooding in Pakistan
NEW YORK/GENEVA/ISLAMABAD, 20 August 2010 – “Mothers fleeing flooded homes with nothing but their babies clinging to their backs; people waving for help from the top of houses and sheds as the waters rise around them."
Media Prima, NSTP appeal for humanitarian aid for flood victims in Pakistan
PETALING JAYA, 19 August 2010 – Malaysia's media giants Media Prima and the New Straits Times Press launched a joint appeal to raise funds for UNICEF's humanitarian operations to protect survivors of Pakistan’s deadly monsoonal floods.
Scale of flood crisis in Pakistan unimaginable
PESHAWAR, Pakistan, 17 August 2010 – UNICEF Regional Director for South Asia Daniel Toole visited Pakistan’s Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province this week to survey the devastation caused by the country’s severe flooding.
UNICEF's life-saving operation in jeopardy due to funding shortfall
ISLAMABAD/KUALA LUMPUR, 17 August 2010 - Serious funding shortfalls, warned the UN children's agency, are jeopardising its humanitarian operation in Pakistan, as the worst natural disaster in living memory continues to unfold in the country.
UNICEF emergency aid arrives in Pakistan amidst continuing flood crisis
KUALA LUMPUR/KARACHI, 15 August 2010 – As the worst natural disaster in living memory continues to unfold in Pakistan, a chartered airliner carrying 100 metric tonnes of UNICEF emergency relief arrived in the southern port city of Karachi early Thursday.
UN kicks-off International Year of Youth
KUALA LUMPUR, 13 August 2010 - The International Year of Youth, which runs from 12 August 2010 to 11 August 2011, was launched yesterday at the United Nations with an eclectic event of speeches, musical performances, videos and poetry.
UNICEF: 6 million children affected by the floods in Pakistan
KUALA LUMPUR/ISLAMABAD, 12 August 2010 - As the figures continue to rise, UNICEF says that 6 million children have been affected by the floods in Pakistan with some 2.7 million children in need of urgent, life-saving assistance.
International Day of the World’s Indigenous People
NEW YORK, 9 August 2010 – Today UNICEF joins in celebrating the vibrant diversity, rich culture and remarkable contributions of the world’s indigenous peoples.
Documenting abuses while protecting children at risk
NEW YORK, 6 August 2010 – UNICEF has updated its guidelines for reporting on children’s issues as part of the continuing global effort to ensure every child’s right to protection and dignity.
UNICEF appeals for $47.3 million to fund its relief operation in Pakistan
GENEVA/ISLAMABAD, 6 August 2010 - UNICEF has appealed for $47.3 million to fund its relief operation for the millions hit by flooding in Pakistan, including an estimated 1.4 million children. Pakistan is facing the worst flooding in more than 80 years.
UNICEF sends in life-saving supplies to Pakistan
GENEVA/ISLAMABAD, 3 August 2010 - UNICEF is sending in life-saving supplies to the millions of people hit by severe flooding said to be the worst in the region for 80 years. An estimated 1.4 million children are affected.
Health facilities are vital in promoting good breastfeeding practices, says UNICEF
NEW YORK, 30 July 2010 – In World Breastfeeding Week, UNICEF and its partners are asking health professionals to encourage new mothers to breastfeed their children.
Special school for pregnant teenagers
KUALA LUMPUR, 27 July 2010 – The Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development is of the view that the proposal to establish a special school for pregnant teenagers is not the best solution to address the issue of baby dumping.
Children and young people in focus at AIDS 2010
VIENNA, 23 July 2010 – UNICEF said that the just concluded AIDS 2010 reaffirmed the importance of eliminating mother-to-child-transmission of HIV. Stigma, however, is still a factor in keeping women and young people from accessing the services they need.
'Blame and Banishment' launched at XVIII International AIDS Conference
VIENNA, 19 July 2010 – As thousands of experts from around the world gather at AIDS 2010, UNICEF is drawing attention to one the most pressing concerns in the struggle against HIV – the marginalisation of affected communities, especially children.
UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Leo Messi visits Haiti's children
PORT AU PRINCE, 15 July 2010 – Leo Messi, renowned footballer, completed his first field visit since he was appointed UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in March to highlight the milestones and challenges children in Haiti face six months after the earthquake.
World Cup in My Village an enormous success
NEW YORK/CAPE TOWN, 12 July 2010 - Thousands of young people in the most remote areas in Rwanda and Zambia watched the 2010 FIFA World Cup games as the eyes of the world focused on their continent for the past four weeks.
UNICEF in Vienna to focus on the children and the social exclusion and stigma of HIV and AIDS
NEW YORK/GENEVA/KYIV, 9 July 2010 – UNICEF today announced the agency’s participation in the 2010 XVIII International AIDS Conference in Vienna in July.
Bi-annual premier AIDS gathering to focus on Rights for all
KUALA LUMPUR, 8 July 2010 – The world’s premier gathering of professionals working in the field of HIV and AIDS prevention and treatment, people living with HIV, and policy-makers is set to take place in Austria with the theme “Rights Here, Right Now”.
G8 Muskoka Initiative on maternal, newborn and under-five child health
NEW YORK, 25 June 2010 – “UNICEF welcomes the commitment by G8 countries to accelerate efforts to improve maternal and child health by endorsing the Muskoka Initiative launched today at the G8 Summit in Canada.
UNICEF: Thousands seeking shelter in southern Kyrgyzstan
BISHKEK, 25 June 2010 - Thousands of people are on the move in southern Kyrgyzstan seeking shelter, says UNICEF. “Many of them are trying to return home, even if their homes have been destroyed,” said UNICEF’s Representative in Kyrgyzstan.
Kiwanis partnership to fight deadly maternal and neonatal tetanus worldwide
NEW YORK, 24 June 2010 – UNICEF today welcomed the announcement of a new partnership with global volunteer network Kiwanis International to fight tetanus in women and children worldwide, a disease that kills around 60,000 newborns each year.
Children are everyone’s business
NEW YORK, 24 June 2010 – UNICEF, the UN Global Compact and Save the Children have called on the business community to work together to build universal principles that will place children’s rights at the top of the global corporate responsibility agenda.
An open letter to the European Union from UNICEF's Executive Director Anthony Lake
16 June 2010 – “Tomorrow, European Union leaders gather in Brussels to discuss their position for the UN Secretary General’s much-anticipated September Summit on the Millennium Development Goals.
UNICEF calls on governments, donors and the private sector to end child labour
NEW YORK, 12 June 2010 - UNICEF is calling for renewed urgency to tackle the world worst forms of child labour on the 11th World Day against Child Labour with the theme “Go for the goal. Eliminate child labour”.
UNICEF and partners join together to help make the World Cup a win for children
PRETORIA/NEW YORK/GENEVA, 11 June 2010 - UNICEF cheered the kick off of the 2010 FIFA World Cup today. A series of partnerships and programs around the global football championship will provide children with the opportunity to learn about their world.
Education conference ends with strong call to focus on the most marginalised children
DAKAR, 26 May 2010 – Although great strides have been made to get more girls into classrooms, those still out of school are likely to be from families already suffering social neglect and deprivation.
More needed to protect children from exploitation and armed conflict
NEW YORK, 25 May 2010 – Experts called for universal ratification of the Optional Protocols to the Convention on the Rights of the Child - on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography and on protection for children in armed conflict.
UNICEF and Religions for Peace release guide for religious communities
NEW YORK, 18 May 2010 - UNICEF and Religions for Peace today released From Commitment to Action: What Religious Communities can do to Eliminate Violence against Children.
UNGEI global conference focuses on preventing “56 million wasted opportunities”
DAKAR, 17 May 2010 – A conference designed to find new ways to ensure that some 56 million children – most of them girls – do not miss out on their right to education opens in Senegal today.
Miracle of delivering HIV-negative babies
KUALA LUMPUR, 14 May 2010 – Like mothers across the world, Aini yearned for a healthy baby. Her prayers though were full of anguish since receiving the “good news” of her pregnancy. For it was on this same day that Aini also learnt she was HIV-positive.
UNICEF calls for renewed efforts and investment to combat child labour
THE HAGUE, 11 May 2010 - "Identifying the most vulnerable children requires new efforts and increased funding," UNICEF said today, on the opening day of The Hague Global Child Labour Conference.
Anthony Lake begins his tenure as UNICEF's Executive Director
NEW YORK, 1 May 2010 - Anthony Lake today begins his tenure as UNICEF’s sixth Executive Director, bringing more than 45 years of public and international service to the position.
The opportunities of adolescent girls as agents of social change
NEW YORK, 27 April 2010 - Latest research on adolescent girls show that as they grow up, girls instinctively resist becoming part of a society that does not value them as highly as their brothers.
UNICEF: Providing quality education is essential to future development and prosperity
NEW YORK, 23 April 2010 – In a week where education advocates are calling for increased funding for education, a UNICEF expert today stated that effective support for quality education are important investments that protect children’s rights.
Sanitation and water must no longer play second fiddle to other priorities
WASHINGTON, D.C. 21 April 2010 – Between 1997 and 2008, aid commitments for sanitation and water fell from 8% of total development aid to 5%, lower than commitments for health, education, transport, energy and agriculture, according to a UN report.
Haiti’s recovery begins with its children
KUALA LUMPUR, 11 April 2010 – Despite the challenges that haunt their young lives, the children of Haiti are showing relentless resilience, bravery and hope to rebuild their country devastated by the 7.3 magnitude earthquake three months ago.
Death of 12-year-old Yemeni girl, days after her marriage
AMMAN, 7 April 2010 – Statement by UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa Sigrid Kaag regarding the risks of early marriage following the death of a 12-year-old Yemeni girl, three days after her marriage.
UNICEF launches Facts for Life, a guide for healthy childhood
NEW YORK/GENEVA/ MASERU, LESOTHO, 7 April 2010 – During a visit to Lesotho, UNICEF Executive Director, Ann M. Veneman, today launched Facts for Life, a publication which delivers life-saving information to families and communities about child survival.
Lack of safe water and sanitation in schools affects children’s learning – and their lives
DUBAI/NEW YORK, 5 April 2010 – In 60 countries in the developing world, more than half of primary schools have no adequate water facilities and nearly two thirds lack adequate sanitation, according to a new report by UNICEF and partners, released today.
A Haiti fit for its children and young people
NEW YORK, 30 March 2010 – On the eve of an international donor’s conference for Haiti at the UN, UNICEF and its NGO partners have stressed the importance of ensuring children, young people and their families are at the centre of all rebuilding efforts.
Safe drinking water threatened by deteriorating water quality
KUALA LUMPUR, 22 March 2010 – Environmental factors such as increasing urbanisation, industrialisation and poor sanitation are contributing to water pollution, deteriorating the quality of safe drinking water, especially for poor families.
UNICEF welcomes announcement of next Executive Director
NEW YORK, 18 March 2010 – UNICEF welcomes the UN Secretary-General’s announcement that Anthony Lake will take over as Executive Director of UNICEF after Ann M. Veneman’s term ends on 30 April.
Report shows successes and gaps for children and women
NEW YORK, 16 March 2010 - With only five years left until the 2015 deadline for the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) the UN Secretary-General has today released a report on progress made towards the achievement of the MDGs.
A time to focus on adolescent girls
NEW YORK, 8 March 2010 - “Last week in Guatemala I visited a UNICEF centre that houses girls as young as thirteen who have been rescued from brothels. The stories of suffering are simply unimaginable.
Accelerating efforts to advance the rights of adolescent girls
As leaders gather for the fifteen-year review of the Beijing Platform for Action, we, the members of the United Nations Adolescent Girls Task Force, jointly pledge to intensify our efforts to fulfil the human rights of adolescent girls.
Kids to countdown the charts!
KUALA LUMPUR, 5 March, 2010 – Children will be rocking the airwaves this coming International Children’s Day of Broadcasting on 7 March together with favourite AMP Radio DJs – Dina and Reza (ERA), Jin (hitz.fm), Jack Lim (MY FM) and Revathy (THR Raaga).
"Equal Rights, Equal Opportunities and Progress for All"
NEW YORK, 3 March 2010 – Remarks by the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to the Commission on the Status of Women High-Level Event marking International Women's Day.
TRAXXfm to celebrate All Rights, All Children with 24-hour LIVE broadcast
KUALA LUMPUR, 3 March 2010 – Malaysia’s TRAXXfm is standing fully on the side of children, with a special 24-hour LIVE broadcast on Sunday, 7 March to celebrate International Children’s Day of Broadcasting (ICDB).
Child participation in monitoring the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child
The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child former Chair JAAP E. DOEK explains why we need to foster meaningful engagement by children in the process of reporting on and monitoring the Convention's implementation.
Malaysian broadcasters say yes to children and their right to be heard
KUALA LUMPUR, 1 March 2010 – A host of TV and radio stations in Malaysia have united to celebrate children in conjunction with International Children’s Day of Broadcasting, observed this year on Sunday, 7 March with theme ‘All Rights, All Children’.
International Children’s Day of Broadcasting - All Rights, All Children
MEDIA ADVISORY * KUALA LUMPUR, 23 February 2010 - UNICEF invites media to our News Conference to learn about the exciting line-up of programs planned by Malaysian TV and radio stations to celebrate International Children's Day of Broadcasting on 7 March.
International Day Against Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting
NEW YORK, 6 February 2010 - Progress has been made in recent years in reducing the incidence of female genital mutilation or cutting (FGM/C), largely because communities and families are taking action and calling for change.
UNICEF Executive Director Ann M. Veneman visits quake struck Port-au-Prince
PORT-AU-PRINCE, 4 February 2010 - UNICEF Executive Director Ann M. Veneman visited Haiti’s capital city of Port-au-Prince, which was devastated by the January 12 earthquake.
UNICEF launches USD 1.2 billion appeal for emergency assistance
GENEVA, 4 February 2010 - As global attention focuses on efforts to provide life-saving support to the people of Haiti, UNICEF today released its Humanitarian Action Report (HAR) 2010.
UNICEF humanitarian operation in Haiti zeroes in on unaccompanied children
NEW YORK, 27 January 2010 - Assistance to unaccompanied children, who have lost or became separated from their families, is a focus of UNICEF's Haitian humanitarian operations, in the wake of the deadly earthquake which struck on 12 January.
Star-studded global concert to raise funds for Haiti
KUALA LUMPUR, 22 January 2009 – More than 100 artists, many of the whom have shown a long-time commitment to UNICEF’s emergency work, will come together for a star-powered ‘Hope for Haiti Now’ global concert to benefit the Haiti earthquake relief.
Kiwanis Malaysia to raise RM 100,000 for UNICEF's Haiti Earthquake Children’s Appeal
KUALA LUMPUR, 21 January 2010 - Kiwanis Malaysia has once again stepped forward to say yes to children in emergencies, this time supporting the Haiti Earthquake Children’s Appeal by UNICEF. The organisation helped UNICEF with its Myanmar Appeal in 2008.
Situation of children in Haiti
NEW YORK, 19 January 2010 - We are extremely concerned about the situation of children in Haiti, many of whom have become separated from their families and caregivers. These children face increased risks of malnutrition, disease and trafficking.
UNICEF needs RM 438 million to help children in Haiti
KUALA LUMPUR, 18 January 2010 –UNICEF has launched a Haiti Earthquake Children’s Appeal in Malaysia to support its global appeal for RM 410 million (US$ 120 million). Funds raised will be used to help children who survived Haiti’s 12 January earthquake.
More UNICEF life-saving emergency supplies, experts arrive in Port-au-Prince
NEW YORK, 16 January 2010 – Another plane loaded with UNICEF emergency relief supplies arrived in Port-au-Prince this morning, carrying urgently needed water and sanitation supplies. This is UNICEF's second load to arrive in Haiti within 24 hours.
UN appeals for US$ 562 million for humanitarian operation in quake-hit Haiti
NEW YORK, 15 January 2010 - UNICEF joined the United Nations appeal for $562 (RM 1,978) million to support humanitarian operation in Haiti. The appeal seeks to provide resources to help 3.5 million people for the next 6 months.
UNICEF rushing supplies to quake-stricken Haiti
NEW YORK, 13 January 2010 – UNICEF is rushing life-saving supplies into the hardest-hit communities in Haiti. UNICEF’s response, coordinated with other UN agencies and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent, is aimed at the children and women.
UNICEF concerned for children and families affected by the earthquake in Haiti
NEW YORK, 13 January 2010 - We are saddened to learn of the devastating earthquake in Haiti. While communications are difficult and information still scarce, it is clear that the consequences are severe and many children are among the victims.