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At a glance: Nicaragua


Finnish rock star and UNICEF National Ambassador Jyrki Linnankivi visits Nicaragua to meet victims of trafficking
MANAGUA, Nicaragua, 29 January 2013 – Finnish rock star and UNICEF National Ambassador Jyrki Linnankivi recently concluded a trip to Nicaragua during which he had visited programmes for prevention of the sexual exploitation and trafficking of children.

David's story: Life and learning at a child-friendly school in rural Nicaragua
PUNTA ARENA, Nicaragua, 9 August 2010 – David Zamora Muñoz, 10, is a bright, motivated pupil who lives with his two older brothers and their parents in a one-room house without electricity, outside the village of Palacaguina in a rural area of Nicaragua.

As severe floods engulf Central America, children are some of the worst affected
NEW YORK, USA, 29 October 2008 – Severe flooding caused by heavy rains during the past two weeks continues to engulf Central America, leaving dozens of people dead and affecting 410,000 – 70 per cent of them in Honduras.

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.

Nicaraguan Digital Diarist interviews peers about abuse and discrimination
NEW YORK, USA, 30 March 2007 – Jorge Luis Contreras, 16, who lives in Esteli, northern Nicaragua, is an avid interviewer. For several years now, he has been part of Radio Cumiches, a youth radio group.

Opening doors for women in Nicaragua
CARIBBEAN COAST, Nicaragua, 19 December 2006 – Poverty, lack of education and few opportunities epitomize the lives of many indigenous women on the impoverished Caribbean coast of Nicaragua.

Nicaragua and Colombia: Young people help improve water safety in their communities
MEXICO CITY, Mexico, 4 April 2006 – At the Children’s World Water Forum, held in Mexico’s capital from 16 to 22 March, children reported to one another on their water and sanitation projects around the globe – including some important initiatives here in Latin America. Following are profiles of two such projects in Nicaragua and Colombia, and the young activists behind them.

Nicaragua: Child-friendly schools boost girls' self-esteem
LIMAY, Nicaragua/NEW YORK, 28 October 2005 – Victoria Rayo primary school in Limay, Estelí province, northern Nicaragua, has undergone remarkable changes since it joined the country's Child-Friendly and Healthy Schools Initiative in 2003.

Children coping with tragedy caused by mudslides in north and central Nicaragua
MATAGALPA, 15 July 2004 – Only eight years old, Francisco can find no explanation for what happened on Friday 25 June. A large part of the hill known as Musún gave way under the continuous assault of rain pelting the northern and central areas of Nicaragua.




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