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Mia Farrow and Ronan Farrow return to Darfur

Visit to highlight needs of children in Darfur

NEW YORK, 9 June, 2006 - UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and American actress Mia Farrow is returning to Darfur on Sunday, 11 June through Thursday, 15 June.  From there she travels to London and Berlin then returns to New York to conduct media interviews about her visit.  Accompanying Ms. Farrow is her son, Ronan, a UNICEF Spokesperson for Youth.  Mia Farrow traveled to Darfur in November, 2004.

Farrow will highlight the need for increased funding from the international community, and while in Darfur will meet with representatives of the Sudanese Government, agencies and partners to urge that steps be taken to ensure peace and stability.  Farrow and Ronan will visit camps and several programmes in the field, including UNICEF – supported feeding centres, families affected by HIV/AIDS and demobilization centres for children associated with armed forces and groups.

Attention broadcasters:  Broadcast quality b-Roll will be available during the trip on www.thenewsmarket.com/unicef and through Reuters

WHO:  UNICEF Ambassador Mia Farrow and Ronan Farrow

WHAT:  Goodwill Ambassador returns to Darfur

WHERE:  Darfur; June 11–15th 
              London; June 16–18th
              Berlin;   June   19th-20th

WHEN: Media Availability Telephone Interview:  DARFUR

Monday June 12:  12noon(EST) onwards

Tuesday June 13:  12noon(EST) onwards

Wednesday June 14: 10am(EST) onwards

Thursday June 16: (From Khartoum)   9 am - 11am (EST)              

Contact:  Roshan Khadivi, UNICEF Media, Khartoum: +249 9121 77 291 rkhadivi@unicef.org                                        

Dheepa Pandian, UNICEF Media, Khartoum: +249 91230 9410, US Mobile: +1-917-402-6590 dpandian@unicef.org 

Media Availability One On One Interview:  LONDON

Friday June 16 - Sunday June 18

Contact: Shima Islam, UNICEF UK:  +44 (0)20 7312 7614 shimai@unicef.org.uk

Gina Dafalia, UNICEF UK    + 44 (0)207-312-7695 ginad@unicef.org.uk 
                        
Media Availability Press Conference:  BERLIN

Tuesday June 20: 10:30am - 12:00pm

Contact:  Rudi Tarneden, UNICEF Media, Berlin: +49 170 85 188 46 rudi.tarneden@unicef.de

Media Availability:  NEW YORK 

Tuesday June 27 Wednesday June 28

Contact:  Susan Lagana, UNICEF Media, New York: +212-326-7516 slagana@unicef.org


 

 

 

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