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News releases I 2005


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Tsunami recovery in Malaysia: Strengthening communities
KUALA LUMPUR, 26 December 2005 - UNICEF Representative to Malaysia, Gaye Phillips discusses ways in which UNICEF has supported the country’s tsunami recovery effort.

Empowering women affected by the tsunami
KUALA MUDA KEDAH, 20 December 2005 – “It’s not easy being a single mother, supporting three children on my own. When the tsunami washed everything away – my sewing machines, my savings and my home – I felt like I didn’t have the will to go on”.

Helping Malaysia’s children suffering from post-tsunami trauma
LANGKAWI, December 2005 – It’s hard to fathom that the beach where 9-year-old Nur Alia now plays hopscotch with her village friends was completely devastated by the December 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.

Malaysia launches Unite for Children, Unite against AIDS
KUALA LUMPUR, 25 November 2005 – Children are increasingly bearing the brunt of HIV with devastating costs to society, UNICEF warned as it unveiled the 'Unite for Children, Unite against AIDS' campaign in Malaysia.

UNICEF Malaysia pays tribute to corporate social responsibility for children and young people
KUALA LUMPUR, 23 November 2005 – UNICEF Malaysia tonight introduced its “Advance Humanity” corporate award to celebrate businesses in Malaysia that are leading the way in corporate social responsibility for children and young people in this country.

Editors luncheon – Billion dollar business of child trafficking
KUALA LUMPUR, 19 November 2005 - Every day around the world, thousands of children are lured and trapped in the abusive web of trafficking. Young girls and boys from South East Asian countries are not exempt from this modern day slavery.

Investing in children in the Islamic world
NEW YORK, 21 September 2005 – A landmark joint report launched today gives a unique insight into the opportunities and challenges facing 600 million children across the Islamic world.

Forum on reducing violence, harm and exploitation of children
KUALA LUMPUR, 21 September 2005 - The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (SUHAKAM) and UNICEF are organising a forum on “Reducing Violence, Harm and Exploitation of Children” to create greater awareness to overcome violence against children.

Women in AIDS – Women in solidarity to celebrate their fight against HIV/AIDS
KUALA LUMPUR, 14 August 2005 - A quiet revolution has developed over the last 17 years in Malaysia, as women have mobilised themselves in leading the fight against HIV/AIDS.

Four-year-old Su-Sze raises $8,800 for children in Malaysia
KUALA LUMPUR, 8 August 2005 – Four-year-old Kam Su-Sze from Malaysia has done her parents and her country proud by raising more than RM 33,000 (about $8,800) for UNICEF, through the sale of postcards showcasing her art.

Breastfeeding and complementary feeding can save close to 2 million lives yearly
KUALA LUMPUR, 29 July 2005 – As part of World Breastfeeding Week which begins on 1 August, UNICEF reminds women and families of the vital importance of complementary feeding.

Popular TV hosts from 3R appointed National Goodwill Ambassadors for UNICEF Malaysia
KUALA LUMPUR, 15 July 2005 – The three dynamic hosts of the popular television program 3R (Respect, Relax, Respond) were recently chosen by UNICEF to become Malaysia’s first ever National Goodwill Ambassadors.

UNICEF’s ‘Mouthpiece’ workshop empowers Malaysia’s young journalists on AIDS reporting
KUALA LUMPUR, 13 July 2005 – In a wake of rising HIV/AIDS infection rates in Malaysia, UNICEF recently organised a three-day workshop titled "Mouthpiece" for the country’s young reporters and broadcasters, held in Port Dickson.

Community conversations help healing and recovery
LANGKAWI, 21 June 2005 – Lembut Hassan, Aminah Murad, Azizah Hashim and Embon Saad are facing a difficult and painful recovery process, forced on them by last December’s tsunami. But they are not alone in coping.

Helping communities heal
KUALA MUDA KEDAH, 21 May 2005 - SIX-year-old Fitri will show visitors the scar on his arm, but he prefers to allow his elder brother, Firdaus recount how they were both "sinking and floating in the mud" when giant waves hit their grandfather's house.

Early investments in education pay off for Malaysian girls today
KUALA LUMPUR, 28 April 2005 – Girls in Malaysia today have equal opportunities and choices with boys to succeed in life thanks to the Government’s foresight in prioritising and investing in an “Education for All” program as early as in the 1950s.

Effective sex education still a problem in many countries
SIEM REAP, Cambodia, 24 March 2005 – Forty children and young people from twenty countries in East Asia and the Pacific have called on their Governments to protect them from HIV/AIDS by providing for more effective sex education in schools.

Young people say they need to be part of the solution
SIEM REAP, Cambodia, 21 March 2005 – Forty children and young people from across East Asia and the Pacific have come together to voice their desire to be included in program solutions.

New boats help Malaysia’s fishermen get back to sea
KUALA MUDA KEDAH, 21 March 2005 - Experienced fishermen, long accustomed to the normal hazards of the sea, recall trembling in fear on the night of 27 December 2004, as they heard shouts of another tsunami approaching their shores.

Malaysia’s casualties fewer, but major reconstruction still needed
NEW YORK, 24 January 2005 - Four weeks after Malaysia’s worst natural disaster, the relief effort is beginning to focus on rebuilding lives and livelihoods.





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