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UNICEF press releases from Central & Eastern Europe (CEE) and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) from 2011 with a focus on Emergencies.

UNICEF supports children in quake-affected Van in eastern Turkey
ANKARA, Turkey, 28 October 2011 - On 23 October 2011, a massive earthquake with the magnitude of 7.2 struck Van, eastern province of Turkey affecting also its district Ercis.

UNICEF and partners mark Disaster Reduction Day in Armenia
YEREVAN, Armenia, 13 October 2011 - This year's observance of the International Day for Disaster Reduction recognizes the vital role of children and young people.

Celebration of the International Day for Disaster Reduction in Georgia
TBILISI, Georgia, 13 October 2011 – International Day for Disaster Reduction was marked at a special event organized at Europe’s House by UNICEF and several partner organizations.

Puppets teach children safety against natural disasters in Azerbaijan
BAKU, July 2011 - Enhancing the skills of children in disaster preparedness is the major aim of UNICEF-supported puppet shows being performed in Azerbaijan in July.

Summer camp teaches children to survive and save others in disaster situations
SHAHRINAV, Tajikistan, 11 July 2011 – Enhancing the skills of children and teachers in disaster preparedness is the major aim of a week-long summer camp that opened today in Karatog, Shahrinav district.

New schooling year will see disaster risk reduction incorporated in all Georgian schools
TBILISI, Georgia, 1 July 2010 – Children in Georgia will be better informed about how to respond to disasters thanks to a special curriculum supported by UNICEF.

UNICEF and Ministry of Emergency Situations of Uzbekistan roll out Disaster Risk Reduction across the country
TASHKENT, Uzbekistan, 17 June, 2011 – More than 150,000 children attending summer recreational camps throughout Uzbekistan will be engaged in disaster risk reduction promotion through learning and practicing new skills.

Turkmenistan civil defense, education and health officials increase knowledge in disaster risk reduction in education
ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan, 20 May 2011 – Disaster risk reduction in education was the focus of discussion at the workshop organized by the Government of Turkmenistan and UNICEF in Awaza this May.

In Geneva, young people launch 'Children’s Charter' for staying safe in disasters
GENEVA, Switzerland, 23 May 2011 – Children make up more than half the population in countries predicted to be most affected by climate change and are facing increasing impacts from tumultuous events.

Azerbaijan: Preparing for disasters and reducing risk
BAKU, Azerbaijan, April 2011 - UNICEF, in partnership with the Government of Azerbaijan, organised a one day seminar in Baku to discuss national efforts to ensure safety and protection of children against future disasters.

Disaster risk management programme in full swing in four marzes of Armenia
YEREVAN, 3 February 2011 – UNICEF, Oxfam GB Armenia and the Armenian Red Cross Society presented today mid-term results of the Regional Programme for Disaster Risk Management that kicked off in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia last April.

UNICEF launches USD 1.4 billion appeal in response to most extreme crises
GENEVA, 7 March 2011 – UNICEF released the Humanitarian Action for Children Report (HAR) 2011 today, requesting $1.4 billion in its annual appeal to donors to assist children and women caught in the throes of crises.



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