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Latin America and Caribbean


Public policy debate focuses on achieving results for children
NEW YORK, USA, 24 January 2006 – Focusing on public policy to help fulfil children’s rights is an important part of UNICEF’s work everywhere. Today at UNICEF headquarters, a debate on public policy and results for children brought together Representatives from the Latin America and Caribbean region, programme and policy experts, communicators and others.

UNITE FOR CHILDREN UNITE AGAINST AIDS launches in Latin America and the Caribbean
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador, 11 November 2005 – The UNITE FOR CHILDREN  UNITE AGAINST AIDS campaign in the Latin American and Caribbean region was launched here today. The campaign seeks to focus attention on the devastating impact of AIDS on children and young people in the region.

Storms hit Caribbean countries and Mexico
NEW YORK, 24 October 2005 – Hurricane Wilma and tropical storm Alpha pounded Mexico, Cuba and Haiti over the weekend, causing widespread damage in all countries. The storms’ effects add to the destruction already inflicted by Hurricane Stan, which forced nearly half a million people across Central America and Mexico to flee their homes earlier this month.

Nearly half a million displaced in flood-stricken Central America and Mexico – at least a third are children.
NEW YORK, 10 October, 2005 – Nearly half a million people have been displaced in flood-stricken Central America and Mexico – at least a third are children. The severe flooding and mudslides, brought on by Hurricane Stan’s heavy rainfall, continue to affect countries throughout Central America, including Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and Nicaragua.




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