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A look inside Belize’s first child-friendly family court
PUNTA GORDA, Belize, 2 March 2017 – It is a hot December morning in Punta Gorda, Belize. The sky is cloudless and the sun is dazzling. By 9:30 a.m. the immaculate white court building is buzzing with activity. As a line forms outside, Ms. Tricia Collins, the court’s Intake and Welfare Officer, waits patiently to greet each new person.

‘My Neighbours and Me’ offers children positive alternatives to drugs and crime
BELIZE CITY, Belize, 7 Februrary 2008 – For tourists, the tiny Caribbean nation of Belize presents a peaceful, sun-washed image of pristine beaches, the world’s second-largest coral reef and a laid-back, tropical lifestyle. The reality for many Belizean children, however, is not so picturesque.

Hurricane Felix: Nicaragua bears the brunt and Honduras endures heavy rains
NEW YORK, USA, 5 September 2007 – The eye of Hurricane Felix touched down in the northeastern town of Sandy Bay on the Atlantic Coast of Nicaragua early yesterday morning, blowing the roofs off 90 per cent of homes and knocking out electricity over a wide area. An estimated 30,000 people have been affected by the disaster.

As Hurricane Dean moves on, storm-affected communities pick up the pieces
NEW YORK, USA, 22 August 2007 – UNICEF and its humanitarian partners in the Caribbean region are taking action to protect children and families from the after-effects of Hurricane Dean in Jamaica, Mexico's Yucatan peninsula and other areas battered by the storm in recent days.

Republic of San Marino honours UNICEF and Belizean children’s group
NEW YORK, USA, 2 February 2007 – The Republic of San Marino last night honoured UNICEF for being a leading advocate for children over the past 60 years.

Violence against children: ‘Xchange’ strives to end the scourge
BELIZE CITY, 16 May 2005 – Marleni Cuellar, 20, has dedicated herself to building a new youth movement called ‘Xchange’ which is launching in Belize and the rest of the Caribbean Region over the next few months. Xchange is all about building harmony and commitment against violence one person at a time, through musical events, dramas and other participatory methods.




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