Keeping children healthy, for life
KYAUK KA LAT, Myanmar, December 2005 - One of the first things you notice when entering the village of Kyauk Ka Lat is the cheerful sound of children’s voices in the salty ocean air. While Kyauk Ka Lat and other tsunami-affected villages have received a range of assistance from UNICEF, the most valuable gift of all has been the healthy children that continue to run through the green fields and dusty lanes of these tsunami-affected communities.
Back to school and towards the future
YANGON, December 2005 – Seven-year-old Chit Po Po couldn’t be happier being back in school, amongst her friends, laughing again. Happiness was a commodity in short supply last year after tsunami waves ripped through her quiet, coastal village of Myanmar’s Ayeyarwaddy Delta.
UNICEF “Young Journalists” hit the streets of Myanmar
YANGON, Myanmar, 3 November 2005 – UNICEF Myanmar has trained a dozen “Young Journalists” between 12 and 17 years of age who have been placed with eight of the leading private print publications in Yangon.
A tiny investment with an immense impact
NORTH OKKALAPA, Myanmar, 27 October 2005 – In North Okkalapa Township outside Myanmar’s capitol city of Yangon, health workers visit the home of mother Aye Aye Thwe to make sure her child receives a free dose of vitamin A being provided by UNICEF. Local health staff have helped her learn about the benefits for her child.
Many still rely on tsunami relief supplies from 6 months ago
PHONE DAW BYAE, Myanmar, 21 June 2005 - When the Indian Ocean tsunami pounded the sleepy fishing village of Phone Daw Byae last December, more than 100 families lost their homes – destroyed by the relentless waves. Six months later the shattered wreckage still litters the sandy ground near the shore.
Myanmar’s auxiliary midwives: Helping children get the best in life
YANGON, 14 April 2005 – The rural village of Kan Tha Phu, located on an island off Myanmar’s western Ayeyarwaddy coast, is many days travel and seemingly scores of years removed from the hustle and bustle of the capital city of Yangon.
Taming an invisible menace: Protecting Myanmar's families from arsenic
YANGON, 11 April 2005 - The village of Zin Pyun Gon, nestled in Myanmar’s Ayeyarwaddy Delta, appears idyllic at first glance. For the past few years, however, an invisible hazard has been threatening the health of Zin Pyun Gon’s children and families.
UNICEF brings clean water to schools in Myanmar
KAWHMU, 11 April 2005 - Every morning, the students of Aphyauk primary school start their day with a song. But it’s not the alphabet song or a nursery rhyme. It’s a catchy tune about scrubbing well with soap and water.
A new beginning for the people of Kine Thaung Island
KINE THAUNG ISLAND, 21 March 2005 - Most villagers on Kine Thaung Island can never imagine life being the same again. When the tsunami pounded the village on a quiet Sunday morning in December, a number of young children were swept into the sea.
UNICEF program helps educate children about HIV/AIDS
YANGON, 31 January 2005 – A battle is raging in the classroom at Primary School Number Seven in Kyinyindine Township, on the outskirts of Myanmar’s capital city of Yangon. It’s a battle between the forces of HIV and the body’s immune system acted out by a dozen children for the benefit of their 11- to 13-year old classmates.
Helping families get back on their feet in Myanmar
YANGON, 14 January 2005 - After an earthquake shook the ground under Hla Than’s feet the morning of December 26th, she returned to her daily work, unaware of the danger that was approaching.
UNICEF brings fresh water to survivors in Myanmar
YANGON, 6 January 2005 - UNICEF and the government of Myanmar are working in close coordination to make sure the tsunami survivors are getting the supplies they need.
Caregiver Circles ease the burden of poverty on Myanmar's youngest
YANGON, November 2004 - Yamin and Lamin Khine, twin four-year-olds sisters, live with their parents and five siblings in a house they share with three other families in the sprawling urban township of Thaketa, on the outskirts of Yangon. The family’s existence is hand to mouth.
UNICEF holds landmark media training for Myanmar journalists
YANGON, 26 November 2004 - UNICEF has just concluded a two-week training course for 22 Myanmar journalists that focused on international-standard reporting skills, child-focused reporting and ethics for journalists.
Building bridges with civil society
YANGON, October 2004 - Among UNICEF’s major partners in Myanmar are numerous grassroots civil society organizations who help UNICEF connect with the people and communities it works to empower.