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2012

 

Japan Supports Family Tracing and Reunification through UNICEF
Colombo, 28th December 2012
The Government of Japan has partnered with UNICEF to extend support to the Family Tracing and Reunification Project. A funding grant of US$ 445,000 will be used to help families looking for their missing children, provide psychosocial support and build capacity of probation and childcare services.
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U.S.-Funded UNICEF Mine Risk Education Begins
20th December, 2012
A United States Government grant of $500,000 will help 150,000 residents in the Northern and Eastern Provinces avoid landmines and explosive remnants of war. Beginning this week in Mullaitivu, resettling communities are participating in mine risk education activities funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Department of State Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement. Implemented by the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF), the mine risk education falls under a program that supports safe resettlement and restores livelihoods.
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UNICEF to partner with Dialog star points
Colombo, 4th October 2012
Dialog Axiata joined hands with UNICEF to support their efforts in preventing child abuse through Star Points, Sri Lanka’s largest loyalty rewards network.Through this partnership Dialog Axiata’s 7.5 million loyal customer base will be able to donate their Star Points to show their solidarity with UNICEF’s efforts to break the culture of silence and indifference towards child neglect, violence and abuse.

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Cricket heroes go out to bat for HIV awareness at ICC WT20
Colombo, 26th September 2012:
World cricket stars unite in a call for young fans to “get the facts” about HIV prevention and to help eliminate AIDS-related stigma and discrimination, through a United Nations and International Cricket Council HIV awareness raising campaign running alongside the ICC World Twenty20 (WT20) tournament in Sri Lanka.
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EU-UNICEF provides environmentally friendly sanitation for communities in the East
3rd September 2012

A sewerage treatment plant funded by the European Union with support from UNICEF, started operations in Muthur. Built at a cost of 10million Sri Lanka Rupees, the plant will ensure that 90,400 people in the Muthur, Verugal and Seruvila DS divisions have safe disposal for sludge waste.
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Government and UNICEF launch campaign on a 'Violence Free Society for Children
Colombo, 14 August 2012

The Ministry of Child Development and Women’s Affairs has launched a campaign on a ‘Violence Free Society for Children’ in partnership with UNICEF. The launch event took place in Anuradhapura followed by training for those working for children including probation officers, school principals and child rights protection officers.
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New manual on child-friendly education launched
Colombo, 11 June 2012

The Ministry of Education has launched an important training manual on “Child Friendly Schools” in partnership with UNICEF and the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID). The launch event took place during the National Education Symposium involving provincial education staff from across the country.
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On World Water Day, poor rural people missing out
NEW YORK, 22 March 2012

As the world commemorates World Water Day, UNICEF called on governments to pay particular attention to those living in rural areas who are being left behind in their countries' progress, especially with regard to access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation.
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Government of Sri Lanka and UNICEF focus on urban children
COLOMBO 2 March, 2012

Too many children living in cities across the world are excluded from vital services, UNICEF says in a report launched jointly with the Government of Sri Lanka.
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EU funds boost education and health facilities in Sri Lanka
COLOMBO 2 February, 2012

Vulnerable communities in North East Sri Lanka are to benefit from a new school and health centre, funded by the European Union through UNICEF.
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