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UNICEF lauds Japanese government gift to Iraq

NEW YORK, 23 May 2003 - UNICEF thanked the Japanese government for its generous gift of $10.2 million for Iraq to be used in the rebuilding and supply of schools devastated by the war.

The funds will go toward 70 schools in the country, 30 in the Baghdad and 40 in southern towns. The donation will also be used to purchase essential supplies for the schools and students and provide teacher training.

It is expected that nearly one million children will benefit from the donation.

For further information, please contact:

Geoffrey Keele, Communication Officer, UNICEF Iraq Tel: 873-762-869-918
Sat: 882-165-420-1806

Gordon Weiss, UNICEF New York, Tel: ++ 212 326-7426





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