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© UNICEF Myanmar/2005/Thame

Back to school and towards the future
YANGON, December 2005 - Seven-year-old Chit Po Po couldn’t be happier being back in school, amongst her friends, laughing again.  Happiness was a commodity in short supply last year after tsunami waves ripped through her quiet, coastal village of Dee Du Gone, and other parts of Myanmar’s Ayeyarwaddy Delta. [more]

© UNICEF Myanmar/2005/Thame

Many still rely on tsunami relief supplies from 6 months ago
PHONE DAW BYAE, Myanmar, 21 June 2005 - When the Indian Ocean tsunami pounded the sleepy fishing village of phone Daw Byae last December, more than 100 families lost their homes - destroyed by the relentless waves. Six months later the shattered wreckage still litters the sandy ground near the shore. [more]    

Caregiver Circles ease the burden of poverty on Myanmar’s youngest
YANGON, November 2004 - Yamin and Lamin Khine, twin four-year-olds sisters, live with their parents and five siblings in a house they share with three other families in the sprawling urban township of Thaketa, on the outskirts of Yangon. The family’s existence is hand to mouth. [more]    

UNICEF program helps educate children about HIV/AIDS
YANGON, 31 January 2005 – A battle is raging in the classroom at Primary School Number Seven in Kyinyindine Township, on the outskirts of Myanmar’s capital city of Yangon. It’s a battle between the forces of HIV and the body’s immune system acted out by a dozen children for the benefit of their 11- to 13-year old classmates. [more]




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