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At the twentieth anniversary of the CRC, Sindh pledges to protect the rights of the child with renewed vigour
On 20 November 2009, the twentieth anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) brought together the political leadership, civil society, national and international development organisations, teachers and children in Sindh...

Pakistan launches a National Campaign against Child Abuse
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, 20 November 2008: We must not simply look at the litany of hurdles and injustices unleashed upon children, but also devise strategies to address the different forms of child abuse...

Tackling Malnutrition with Supplementary Feeding Centres
Mansehra, North West Frontier Province, 4 May 2007 – At Attarshesha’s brand-new Supplementary Feeding Centre, Salma, 22 years old, checks Usman’s weight and height. The four-year-old boy stares at the Lady Health Visitor, his eyes wide open.

UNICEF Provides Transitional Shelter Schools in Remote Earthquake-Affected Areas
Azad Jammu and Kashmir, 28 April 2007: It is 1pm at Sarikarla Government Girls’ Primary School in the state of Azad Jammu and Kashmir in the North-East Pakistan, and the 54 students are actively participating in a mathematics class.

Small investment, major health dividend
Mardan NWFP, February 2007: For the women of the Kareem Shah family, one of the main advantages of building a latrine in the courtyard of their home was privacy. They did not have to wait until nightfall to relieve themselves.

The State of the World's Children 2007 launched in Pakistan
The State of the World's Children 2007 was launched in Pakistan jointly by UNICEF and the Ministry of Health, GoP

ICDB 2006 Celebrated in Pakistan
Like the rest of the world, International Children's Day of Broadcasting (ICDB) was celebrated by Pakistani media on December 10, 2006

Children tell the President of Pakistan what they need to rebuild their lives
The children going to the capital to be present at a ceremony to mark the first anniversary of the disaster and meet the President of Pakistan, General Pervez Musharraf who will tour it.

UNICEF and partners join hands to defeat diarrhoeal diseases
MUZAFARABAD, September, 2006: It’s a humid monsoon afternoon. The air feels too heavy to breathe. Twelve-year-old Burhan perched at the edge of a bed inside a tent at a makeshift Cholera Treatment Centre fans his younger brother, keeping the flies off.

UNICEF Regional Director for South Asia visits spinal injury unit
Islamabad, September 21: UNICEF Regional Director ROSA (Regional Office for South Asia), Ms. Cecilia Lotse visited the spinal injury unit at the National Institute for Handicaped which was established after the Oct. 8 earthquake with UNICEF support

Nourishing the Earthquake Children
MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistani-Adminstered Kashmir, Raabya weighed eight kilograms when she was brought into a tent clinic for malnourished children at Muzaffarabad’s Abbas hospital - the average weight of a 10-month old baby.

Children from UNICEF supported Child-Friendly school contribute to Art in All of Us
Sheikhupura, Pakistan, 20 April 2006: Children from a UNICEF-supported Child- Friendly school (CFS) in Sheikhupura, a city in the province of Punjab, Pakistan contributed to an innovative project focusing art and poetry called ‘Art in All of US.’

Therapeutic Feeding Centre to help malnourished children opens in Earthquake Affected Area
Nearly 50 percent of children are underweight in the earthquake affected areas of Pakistan. Inadequate access to food and water, the cold weather and the inevitability of many infections have all had an impact on the nutritional status of children.

UNICEF Pakistan supports services for women and children disabled by earthquake injuries
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, 23 March 2006 – Among the most vulnerable of the thousands injured in last October’s earthquake are those who suffered severe spinal injuries. UNICEF has supported setting up a spinal injury unit at Nat. Institute for Handicapped.

Art and puppet theatre provide relief for child survivors of Pakistan quake
BALAKOT, Pakistan, 9 March 2006 – Here in northern Pakistan, the children of Balakot have suffered a great deal. First there was the earthquake that killed more than 80,000 people and left millions homeless in the region last October.

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Lucy Liu meets earthquake survivors in Pakistan
NEW YORK, USA, 1 March 2006 - UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Lucy Liu visited the scene of the earthquake in Northern Pakistan to highlight the ongoing needs of the survivors.

Promoting hygiene amongst earthquake survivors through innovative measures
February 14, 2006: Right from the first days after the earthquake, the hygiene needs of people displaced from their homes have been a serious concern. UNICEF took the lead in providing support for Water Sanitation

Child Friendly Spaces in the camps offer quake-affected children creative play and a chance to leave trauma behind
All over the quake-hit areas UNICEF Protection Officers and partners are on the look out for orphaned, unaccompanied children and children who lost family members and those sustaining physical injury to provide them psychosocial support.

UNICEF brings community health care to the earthquake affected areas
MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan, 17 January 2006 – The village of Ghorisadan is tucked away in a hidden valley in the Pakistan-controlled part of Kashmir.

Three months on from Pakistan's earthquake - children have some good things to tell
The news from Pakistan’s earthquake-affected areas is awful: the weather is biting cold, windy and wet. Conditions in the tented camps set up in the valleys are miserable, as thin canvas bends under the weight of snow and rain blowing in soaks bedding,

Reaching quake-affected children with essential winter supplies
MACHIARA, Pakistan, 9 January 2006 – The New Year has brought heavy snow to Pakistan’s quake-affected region, leaving many villages cut off and aid flights grounded. Many quake survivors, among them thousands of children, do not have adequate clothing to

Restoring Water Supplies in quake-affected areas
MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan, 6 January 2006 – Nearly three months after the earthquake that devastated the Pakistan-India border region, UNICEF pursues its relief efforts in the area.

Huge need to rush warm clothing, blankets and quilts to the earthquake affected areas
On 20 November 2009, the twentieth anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) brought together the political leadership, civil society, national and international development organisations, teachers and children in Sindh...

UNICEF distributes hygiene kits to families affected by earthquake
Pakistan is one of the 189 countries which adopted the Millennium Declaration in 2000 to agree upon a road map to a better future in the form of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The goals set quantitative targets to address extreme poverty

ICDB 2005 in Pakistan
Like the rest of the world, International Children's Day of Broadcasting (ICDB), was enthusiastically celebrated by Pakistani media on December 11, all over the country.

UNICEF warm clothing for children delivered in Suddhan gali
SUDHAN GALI, Pakistan, 9 December 2005 – The Himalayan winter is descending on Pakistan-administered Kashmir. For children who survived October’s earthquake that now means an uphill battle for survival in the freezing cold temperatures.

Efforts continue to protect children against measles
Muzaffarabad, December 6: In an emergency situation, the threat of a measles outbreak needs to be addressed as the single highest health priority for children. In previous emergency situations assessments tell us that up to 25 percent of under-5 children

Pakistan Quake: UNICEF supplies New Emergency Health Kits ahead of winter
MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan, 2 December 2005 – With the northern Pakistan winter weather beginning to bite and thousands of earthquake survivors living in tented camps, UNICEF is helping healthcare workers here fight the threat of freezing temperatures

UNICEF preventing deaths among growing camp populations
MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan, 30 November 2005 – The threat of a wave of additional deaths among quake survivors in northern Pakistan is becoming more acute with each passing day.

Latest Round of Anti-Polio Campaign Inaugurated
Islamabad, Nov. 23, 2005 - The tent village accommodating earthquake victims in Islamabad was the venue for inauguration of the three-day anti-polio campaign and Vitamin A supplementation drive on Wednesday

France Donates to UNICEF
Islamabad, November 20, 2005 - While addressing a press conference in Islamabad Mr. Philippe Douste-Blazy, Foreign Minister of France stated, “France will continue its assistance to Pakistan in relief and rehabilitation efforts to help quake survivors.”

Regional Director for South Asia, Cecilia Lotse Visits Earthquake Affected Areas
MANSEHRA, Pakistan, 18 November 2005 – UNICEF Regional Director for South Asia Cecilia Lotse has visited northern Pakistan, hit hard by the earthquake of 8 October, to review progress of the relief effort.





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