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Children and the 2011 Japan Earthquake and Tsunami: UNICEF at work


  • Mr. Kiyotaka Akasaka, UN Under-Secretary-General for Communications
    and Public Information
  • H.E. Mr. Tsuneo Nishida, Permanent Representative of Japan
    to the United Nations
  • Ms Yoka Brandt, Deputy Executive Director, UNICEF
  • Mr. Yoshihisa Togo, Vice-chair, Japan Committee for UNICEF

Opening of the photo exhibition “Children and the 2011 Japan Earthquake and Tsunami: UNICEF at work”

Monday, March 5, 2012  at 6:00 p.m.

Main Gallery, UN General Assembly Visitors Lobby
United Nations Headquarters, New York, NY 10017 
(Enter at 46th Street and First Avenue)

On 11 March 2011, a massive earthquake and tsunami hit eastern Japan, causing unprecedented levels of damage. UNICEF, through the Japan Committee for UNICEF, provided assistance to the children of Japan for the first time in nearly half a century. Photos contributed by 23 renowned independent Japanese photographers, and 25 Japanese newspapers and wire services show a small part of what the Japan Committee for UNICEF was able to do for Japanese children in a very complex emergency.

UNICEF works in 190 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 about UNICEF and its work visit: www.unicef.org

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For further information, please contact:
Shimali Senanayake, UNICEF New York. 
Tel: 917-265-4516;

Rita Ann Wallace, UNICEF New York. Tel: 212-326-7586;
Mobile: 917-213-4034 




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