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At a glance: Uruguay


UNICEF Representative leads 1,000-km horseback trek for Uruguay’s children
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, 10 December 2007 – The town square of Bella Unión in the northernmost tip of Uruguay was buzzing with excitement one day last month. The population of the border town had gathered to cheer the ‘UNICEF Cabalgata’ team, which was leaving for a four-week, 1,000-km cross-country trek on horseback that concluded here in the capital yesterday.

UNICEF Representative to travel on horseback ‘1,000 km for Uruguay’s Children’
MONTEVIDEO, 30 October 2007 – A group led by UNICEF Representative Tom Bergmann-Harris will soon embark on an extensive programme of visits entirely on horseback – a trip he calls ‘1,000 km for Uruguay’s Children’ – to gain firsthand knowledge of the education situation for children living in the interior of the country.

Worst floods in 50 years displace thousands in Uruguay
NEW YORK, USA, 22 May 2007 – Unusually heavy rains in Uruguay have caused the worst flooding to hit the country in 50 years. Since 8 May, more than 110,000 people have been affected by the emergency, most of them children, women and elderly living in poor communities.

Football superstar Diego Forlán named a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador
CIUDAD VIEJA, Uruguay, 31 March 2005 – Football superstar Diego Forlán has long been a hero to many Uruguayan children. In March he was named a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, giving his young fans even more reason to cheer.




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