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Goodwill Ambassador Mia Farrow to visit Central African Republic and Chad

WHO:
• Mia Farrow, internationally acclaimed actress and humanitarian and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador since September 2000.  In her capacity as a Goodwill Ambassador, in 2004 and 2006 Ms. Farrow traveled to Darfur to witness the devastating impact of the conflict on women and children. In November 2006, Ms. Farrow also visited Eastern Chad.

WHAT:
• Mia Farrow will spend one week in Central African Republic visiting internally-displaced persons, and going to the Sudan and Chad borders, which are in dire need of humanitarian assistance.  Following her visit to CAR, she will visit the eastern part of Chad to witness the impact there of the Darfur conflict.

WHEN:
• Central African Republic, Feb. 10-15, 2007
• Chad, Feb. 16-23, 2007

WHY:
• Despite being part of the greater conflict engulfing the region, Central African Republic is among the most forgotten of forgotten emergencies. Its people are fleeing both internal and regional fighting then forced to live in the bush after their homes are looted and burned.
• Some 100,000 Chadians are forced from their homes by internal conflict while feeling the impact of those fleeing fighting in Darfur.

B-roll will be made available via Reuters and www.thenewsmarket.com/unicef

For telephone interviews on the ground please contact:

Rafael Hermoso, UNICEF Media NY, 1 212-326-7516, e-mail: rhermoso@unicef.org

Shima Islam, UNICEF UK, 44-207-312-7614, shimai@unicef.org.uk

UNICEF in Central African Republic, 882-165-420-2981

Cifora Monier, UNICEF Chad, office: +235 51 89 89, Cell: +235 629 41 50, cmonier@unicef.org 

For media availability from New York on Feb. 26 and Feb. 27 please contact:

Kini Schoop, UNICEF US Fund: 212.880.9132, kschoop@unicefusa.org


 

 

 

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