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In Ecuador, struggling to meet basic needs after the earthquake
PEDERNALES, Ecuador, 3 May 2016 – Micaela Chila, a 12-year-old girl who lives in Pedernales, the epicentre of the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck Ecuador on 16 April, calls on people around the world to "help us find food, especially for children."

High in the hills of Ecuador, a boy with a genetic disorder dreams of flight
QUITO, Ecuador, 29 May 2013 – It’s a chilly morning high in the hills on the outskirts of Ecuador’s sprawling capital city, Quito. In the working class neighbourhood of Venceremos, 8-year-old Richard Herrera is getting ready for school.

Parliamentarians address the rights of children with disabilities
QUITO, Ecuador, 2 April 2013 – More than 600 parliamentarians participated in the 128th Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly held from 22–27 March in Quito, Ecuador. The parliamentarians came together to tackle a range of challenges – from crisis in the Syrian Arab Republic to development priorities after 2015.

UNICEF National Ambassador Trudie Styler brings clean water project to Ecuador
NEW YORK, USA, 15 June 2009 – UNICEF National Ambassador Trudie Styler has been a long-standing supporter of humanitarian causes. In 2005, the film producer and actress received the Danny Kaye Humanitarian Award for her longstanding commitment to UNICEF.

On World Literacy Day, a success story from a remote region of Ecuador
ESMERALDAS, Ecuador, 8 September 2008 – In a small village on the banks of the Cayapas River, in the Esmeraldas region of Ecuador, most people are unable to read and write. But that is changing.

Thousands remain homeless after torrential rains and flooding in Ecuador
LOS RIOS PROVINCE, Ecuador, 2 April 2008 – Rain and floods are not unusual in Ecuador’s winter, but this year torrential rains have continued since early January, affecting 13 provinces – nearly half the country.

Ecuadorian youths at UN forum speak out for indigenous children’s rights
NEW YORK, USA, 30 May 2007 – Three young people from Ecuador presented their agenda on securing the rights of indigenous children last week, during the Sixth Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, which ended on 25 May.

Ecuador’s active Tungurahua volcano continues to affect nearby communities
QUITO, Ecuador, 20 March 2007 – The Tungurahua volcano in the central Ecuadorian Andes erupted again earlier this month, making worse the already vulnerable situation of the nearby population.

New PSAs in Ecuador urge pregnant woman to be tested and treated for HIV
GUAYAQUIL, Ecuador, 4 January 2007 – When Andrea, 20, discovered that her husband had HIV/AIDS, she immediately got tested. Already five months pregnant, she discovered that she was HIV-positive.

Children share their grief over destruction from Ecuador’s volcano
NEW YORK, USA, 30 August 2006 – Thousands of children and families were displaced when Ecuador’s Tungurahua volcano erupted this month. Rivers of molten lava destroyed roads, houses and farmland while ash and gas emissions caused a spate of respiratory infections.

Thousands remain displaced by Ecuador’s Tungurahua volcano
QUITO, Ecuador, August 25, 2006 – Ecuador’s active Tungurahua volcano had its biggest eruption yet last week, leading to the displacement of thousands of children and families who now remain homeless and in need of humanitarian assistance.

UNICEF and Ecuadorian television unite for children
ECUADOR/NEW YORK, 9 September 2005 – For the third year in a row a telethon called ‘Niño Esperanza’ (Hope for Children) has taken place in the cities of Quito and Guayaquil, in partnership with UNICEF Ecuador and one of the country’s largest national TV stations. The telethon also made its North American debut in Queens, New York.

Indigenous children: In their own words...
My name is María Ernestina Pilca Cholango, I come from the community of Los Andes, in Cayambe. I represent the kichwa nationality. I am 19 years-old and I study at the school “Dolores Cacuango”. Like Mama Dulu, I think we the indigenous people should get trained and keep this participation process.

Indigenous children: In their own words...
My name is Sinchi Chimba, and I am 11 years-old. I am a migrant child from Otavalo. Now I am studying at the school “Yachi Huasi” in Quito. I think it’s important that we children know our rights and learn how to respect our culture and our territory. I liked a workshop where we worked on intercultural education and nutrition. We cooked natural food. Children shouldn’t be undernourished; they should eat healthy, avoiding anaemia.

Ecuador begins to eradicate child labour
QUITO, Ecuador, 13 April 2005 - Following a negative Human Rights Watch report in 2002, Ecuador’s government has made good on a promise to address the growing problem of child labour in the country. In 2004, the Labour Ministry appointed teams of inspectors to monitor workplaces in 22 provinces around the country and has continued to strengthen its national surveillance system.

Ecuador’s ambitious education programme shows positive results
NEW YORK, 1 December 2004 -- UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy has praised the Ecuadorian government for its commitment to get more children to attend school.




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