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2004 Appeals Process

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A nurse obtains information from a woman, who is among several mothers standing in a queue with their children, at a UNICEF-assisted therapeutic feeding centre run by Cooperazione Internationale, in a hospital in Bunia, in the eastern region of Ituri.

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Children and women go about daily tasks in a camp for some 9,000 displaced near the airport in Bunia. Behind them, armoured and other UN vehicles form a protective barrier around the encampment.

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Jean, 16, sits with his grandmother in their home where they live with Jean’s siblings and parents in a village near Goma, capital of the eastern province of North Kivu. The first of seven children, he was forcibly recruited into a rebel faction army when he was 14, serving five months before he escaped. "One week later, the military came to fetch me, saying that I was a deserter," Jean reports. Escaping again, he went to Goma to secure a demobilization order so he could return home. He lived in Goma for two months at a UNICEF-assisted transit centre until his demobilization was secured.

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2004 Appeal

The Consolidated Appeal Process (CAP) is announced annually and is produced by the world’s leading humanitarian agencies for the international community and donors. At the center of the 2004 appeal are the needs of children and their families struggling to survive.

UNICEF director appeals for emergency humanitarian aid