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Anniversary of Beslan

MOSCOW, 1 September 2006 -On the second anniversary of the Beslan tragedy, commemorative events are taking place in Beslan and across North Ossetia.  Yesterday, UNICEF held an event entitled ‘Thank You to All Who Helped Beslan to Live through Grief’. The aim was to give children and families affected by the crisis the chance to express their gratitude to those who have helped them over the last two years.

Over the past two years UNICEF has provided equipment for six Beslan schools to accommodate children from School Number One and for the two new Beslan schools, psychological counseling, and support for a Family Centre to help families care for those children who have been distressed by the crisis.


For 60 years UNICEF has been the world’s leader for children, working on the ground in 156 countries and territories to help children survive and thrive, from early childhood through adolescence.  The world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS.  UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.

For more information, please contact:

Angela Hawke, UNICEF – NY, Tel: + 212-326-7269; ahawke@unicef.org

John Brittain, UNICEF - Russian Federation,  Tel: (+ 7095) 933 8818, jbrittain@unicef.org




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