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UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Mia Farrow returns to Central African Republic

Follow her on Twitter @UNICEF_CAR

WHO:     Mia Farrow, actor, activist and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador since
               September 2000, will return to the Central African Republic for her fourth
               visit to witness and report on the devastating impact of the conflict on 
               women and children.

WHAT:   Mia Farrow will meet with internally displaced families and with children 
               formerly associated with armed groups. She will also be visiting health centres.

WHEN:   1-5 July 2014.

WHY:     Terrible violence continues to impact children and their families. Some
              690,000 people are currently displaced inside the Central African Republic
              or live as refugees in neigbhouring countries. More than 2 million children 
              are suffering the consequences of the crisis, with many remaining out of 
              school, exposed to disease, malnutrition and violence. Since Farrow’s last
              visit in November 2013, the situation in the country has further deteriorated. 
              Children have been killed and continue to be directly targeted by violence 
              including rape, torture and mutilation.

Attention editors and broadcasters: Multimedia packages including photos and b-roll will be available. Follow us on Twitter at @UNICEF and @UNICEF_CAR

For further information, or to arrange interviews, please contact:

Malene Jensen, UNICEF New York, travelling with Mia Farrow: Mobile: +1 917 476 1635, mjensen@unicef.org

Linda Tom, UNICEF Bangui, Tel: +236 70550210, ltom@unicef.org
Najwa Mekki, UNICEF New York, +1 212 326 7448, Mobile: +1 917 209 1804, nmekki@unicef.org





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