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At a glance: Venezuela, The Bolivarian Republic of


Programmes offer assistance to children living in the violence-plagued slums of Caracas, Venezuela
CARACAS, Venezuela, 6 March 2012 – Every evening, as soon as the sun goes down, 14-year-old Fernando Herrera and his family lock all the doors to his house, lower the blinds and hunker down for another night of random shootings and violent fights in the street. Yet Fernando does not live in a war-torn country; he lives in a poor neighbourhood in the city of Caracas.

'Hermano' production company partners with UNICEF on violence prevention in Venezuela
NEW YORK, USA, 15 July 2010 – The UNICEF-supported film, ‘Hermano’ – which last month won the Grand Prix for Best Film at the International Film Festival in Moscow, as well as the audience and critics’ prizes – will now be used to help spur conversations about violence prevention in Venezuela’s poor urban communities.

After the Copa América, Venezuelan children relive the joy of a dream come true
MARACAIBO, Venezuela, 19 July 2007 – During this year’s Copa América, the oldest football tournament in the world, more than 570 Venezuelan children had a chance to take the field hand-in-hand with their favorite football players.

Children are at the heart of Copa América 2007 in Venezuela
CARACAS, Venezuela, 6 July 2007 – Many Venezuelan children do not have enough safe and healthy places to play. The international Copa América 2007 is a unique opportunity for UNICEF to highlight its concerns for their well-being.

Trio for Life: Birth registration, immunization and breastfeeding give children head start in Venezuela
MARACAIBO, Venezuela, 4 April 2007 – It was during the nationwide campaign called Trio for Life that eight-month-old Georgina first received her birth registration.

Youth radio keeps indigenous culture alive in Venezuela
NEW YORK, USA, 15 January 2007 – It’s a busy day in the Guajira village market run by the Wayuu people, one of the largest indigenous groups in Venezuela. Roadside eateries are filled with villagers who, after shopping in the sun for hours, long for cold drinks and a good meal. 

Venezuelan indigenous group begins to revive its lost language
LAGOON SINAMAICA, Venezuela, 8 January 2007 – This corner of northwestern Venezuela is home to the Añu, one of the country’s many indigenous groups. Añu means ‘people of water’, but today their water is polluted and their culture and language are under threat.

Hundreds of thousands of children affected by floods
CARACAS, Venezuela, 18 February 2005 – Tens of thousands of people have been made homeless by floods caused by continuing rain. Almost half the country is devastated by the ongoing disaster, leaving hundreds of thousands of children at risk of diseases and in urgent need of food, shelter and clean water.




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