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Earthquake in Haiti

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A man carries his injured child through a street in Port-au-Prince in the aftermath of the earthquake that battered Haiti.

NEW YORK, 20 January 2010 - The earthquake that devastated parts of Haiti, on 12 January 2010, destroyed much of the country’s fragile infrastructure and left many Haitians in dire need of assistance.

UNICEF is working hard to provide urgent support to children, women and families many of whom are without shelter, water, or other basic necessities.

Working in concert with a range of partners, UNICEF’s first priorities are the provision of emergency water and sanitation, providing food, shelter, medical assistance and care and support for children who have become separated from their families and caregivers and providing emergency nutrition support for children (particularly those suffering from, or at risk of, malnutrition).

Here are links to some of the communiqués on Haiti that UNICEF has issued since January 12:

Field Diary: A family reunited after the earthquake in Haiti

After the quake, Haiti braces for storm season
 with video

A Haitian father's account of the earthquake and its aftermath
 with audio

‘Baby tents’ offer quake-affected Haitian mothers a safe place to breastfeed
 with video

Field Diary: Children’s ward treats Haitian quake survivors in the Dominican Republic
 with audio

Much more help still needed in Haiti - UN

A month after the quake, massive aid effort continues for Haitian children and families
 with video

Volunteers provide psycho-social support to young Haitian quake survivors

UNICEF and partners promote infant and young child nutrition in post-quake Haiti
 with video

UNICEF and partners deliver essential supplies to Haiti’s most vulnerable children
 with video

UNICEF Executive Director visits Haitian earthquake victims

UNICEF scales up its supply effort to reach every Haitian child in need
 with video

Meeting the changing health needs of children affected by the earthquake in Haiti

UNICEF Executive Director meets quake-affected children and families in Haiti
 with video

UNICEF Executive Director Ann M. Veneman visits quake struck Port-au-Prince

Haitian-American doctor cares for families evacuated to Dominican Republic
 with audio

UNICEF and partners increase access to safe water in Haitian quake zone
 with video

UNICEF and partners launch immunization campaign in Haiti quake zone
 with video

Radio provides a vital link to families amidst the children's emergency in Haiti
 with video

High-profile UNICEF supporters raise Haiti relief funds and awareness
 with video

Focus on Haiti: A UNICEF photographer bears witness to the children's emergency
 with video

A day in the life of UNICEF staff members on the ground in Haiti
 with video

On both sides of the border, essential aid and safe water for Haitian families

Helping Haiti's orphaned and separated children find their families
 with video

UNICEF overcomes logistical challenges to help hundreds of thousands in Haiti
 with video

Return from Haiti: UNICEF staffer reflects on the children’s emergency
 with audio

Reaching young survivors with health and nutrition aid in Haiti's quake zone
 with video

UNICEF Humanitarian Operation in Haiti Zeroes in on Unaccompanied Children

UNICEF and partners provide safe water for Haitian children and families
 with video

In Jacmel, a young Haitian filmmaker documents the earthquake's aftermath
 with audio

UNICEF and Haitian volunteers working together to protect children at risk
 with video

Charlie's ride: London boy, 7, gets on his bike to raise £150,000-plus for Haiti appeal

To help Haiti’s children heal, build back education better than before
 with audio

UNICEF and Haitian volunteers working together to protect children at risk

Crisis response continues in Haiti, with an eye on challenges that pre-date the quake
 with video

A young Haitian earthquake survivor uses art to cope with disaster
 with video

MTV telethon caps celebrity efforts to support UNICEF and partners
 with video

Young, injured Haitian quake survivors cross Dominican border for treatment
 with video

A young Haitian earthquake survivor speaks
 with audio

Delivering supplies and protecting children in the Haiti earthquake zone
 with video

Call for support for appropriate infant and young child feeding in Haiti

Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Ann M. Veneman on the situation of children in Haiti

UNICEF concerned for the safety of Haiti’s most vulnerable children
 with video

Donors worldwide support Haiti relief efforts of UNICEF and partners
 with video

UN Secretary-General visits Haiti as emergency supply efforts continue
 with video

Field Diary: Notes from a tent hospital in Haiti
 with audio

More UNICEF life-saving emergency supplies, experts arrive in Port-au-Prince

UNICEF steps up supply effort to protect child health in Haiti quake zone
 with video

UN Appeals for $562 million for humanitarian operation in quake-struck Haiti

UN and UNICEF launch aid appeal to overcome massive challenges in Haiti quake zone
 with video

UNICEF rushing supplies to quake-struck Haiti

Angélique Kidjo appeals for Haiti earthquake relief donations
 with video

Aid begins to arrive in Haiti for earthquake survivors in dire need
 with video

Supplies on the way to survivors of the earthquake in Haiti
 with video

Haiti: UNICEF gears up relief efforts for earthquake-stricken Haiti
 with video

UNICEF gears up relief efforts to earthquake-stricken Haiti

Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Ann M. Veneman on the earthquake in Haiti

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