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Mia Farrow Activity Highlights

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Mia Farrow sits with children at the Zamzam camp for people displaced by conflict near El Fasher, the capital of North Darfur State. (June 2006)

2014 • July • “There’s not only the loss of possessions, a home or the lives of family members…there’s the trauma of insecurity, the sense that they don’t have any safety. They wonder: Will we wake up in the morning?” says Mia Farrow. The UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador has just visited the Central African Republic for the fourth time. (Newsline)

2013 • November • During her visit to the Central African Republic, Mia Farrow stopped at one of the ‘ghost’ villages that line the road to the town of Bossangoa. She looked around and picked up a charred plate that lay among the ruins of a home that had been burned. (Newsline)

2013 • January • Mia Farrow visited some of the over 200,000 Syrian refugees in Lebanon and appealed for more help for them. Ms. Farrow also met with several women in a UNICEF-supported center where medical and psychosocial services are provided to Syrian refugee women. (Newsline)

2012 • February • Mia Farrow travelled to Chad and the Democratic Republic of Congo to help raise awareness of the spread of polio. In Chad, she visited Mao in the Sahel belt to highlight a nutrition crisis that is putting over one million children at risk of severe acute malnutrition. She also visited Bukavu, South Kivu, in the DRC where she met with children impacted by conflict. (Newsline)
While in DRC, Ms. Farrow participated in UNICEF’s first ever Google Plus Hangout, which focused mainly on the eradication of polio, ‘child soldiers’, and gender based violence.

2011 • August • Mia Farrow visited Somali children and families at the vast refugee settlement in Dadaab, Kenya. "Something huge is happening, and it's terrible," she said. (Newsline

2011 • May • Mia Farrow received the 2011 Marian Anderson Award in recognition of her humanitarian efforts on behalf of children and women in countries affected by conflict and violence, including Chad, Darfur and Haiti. Additionally, the Holocaust Museum in Houston USA, bestowed Ms. Farrow with the 2011 Lyndon Baines Johnson Moral Courage Award for her humanitarian work. (Newsline)

2011 • March • Mia Farrow and UNICEF UK Ambassador for Humanitarian Emergencies Martin Bell visited Southern Sudan following a 9 January referendum in which southerners overwhelmingly voted for secession from the North. They listened to first-hand testimonies of women and children whose lives had been devastated by violent attacks by the brutal Lord’s Resistance Army; spoke to new returnees from the North; and visited the border region of Abyei, where they saw empty villages abandoned by families who had fled recent clashes. (Newsline)

2011 • January • Mia Farrow is featured on CNN’s Impact Your World to speak about the situation of children in Haiti after the devastating earthquake.                 

2010 • September • Mia Farrow participated in a high-level panel discussion entitled: 'Children and the MDGs: Reaching the Most Vulnerable', which was held in UNICEF House in New York as part of the Millennium Development Goals Summit.  

2010 • July • Mia Farrow travelled to Uganda to meet with children impacted by years of conflict and participated in the first ever African Youth Forum. Her three-day trip included a visit to Gulu, a post conflict-affected area in the North where she spoke with children once held captive by the rebel group, the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). (Newsline)

2010 May • Mia Farrow visited Guinea ahead of scheduled elections in June to witness how children have been among the most seriously affected by political and economic turmoil in the country. (Newsline)

2010 February • Mia Farrow undertook a trip to Chad to raise awareness of the importance of vaccinating children against polio. The visit coincided with a new national immunization campaign targeting some 85 million children across West and Central Africa. (Newsline)

2009 October •  Mia Farrow visited the Occupied Palestinian Territory and Israel to raise awareness about the humanitarian situation of children affected by conflict in the region (Newsnote). She was joined by UNICEF Regional Ambassador Mahmoud Kabil on the visit (Newsline). Prior to the visit, Ms. Farrow stopped in Jordan where she met with Her Majesty Queen Rania Al-Abdullah, UNICEF’s Eminent Advocate for Children. (Newsline)

2009 • September • Mia Farrow visited Cameroon with a message of hope for some of the most disadvantaged children in the country. She travelled to communities in the East where there were over 60,000 Central African refugees, and to the Langui Camp with more than 3,000 refugees who had fled from Chad last year.  (Newsnote) (Newsline)

2009 • June • In New York, Ms. Farrow recorded a public service announcement for the 20th Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and was interviewed for the Big Think, a global forum connecting people and ideas.

2008 • December • In the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ms. Farrow witnessed the devastating impact of continued conflict on the civilian population. (Newsline)
2008 • September • In Haiti, Ms. Farrow saw the devastation of four successive hurricanes that have struck the country. (Newsline)
2008 • May • In the Central African Republic, Ms. Farrow raised awareness of a ‘complex humanitarian emergency’.  She spoke with victims of violence – including from military raids and forced displacement. (Newsline)
2007 • February • In the Central Africa Republic and Chad, Ms. Farrow helped draw attention to one of the world’s most neglected crises.  (Newsline) (Newsline)
2006 • June • In the Sudan, Ms. Farrow and her son Ronan once again highlighted the importance of protecting children affected by the continuing violence in Darfur.  (Newsline) (video diary)
2004 • November • In the Sudan, with her son Ronan, Ms. Farrow saw the worsening humanitarian crisis in the camps in Darfur.     (Newsline)
2002 • August • In Angola, Ms. Farrow and her son Ronan put the spotlight on the devastating impact, particularly on women and children, after nearly three decades of war. (Newsline)
2001 • January • In Nigeria, with her son Ronan, Ms. Farrow learned about the opportunities and challenges in the fight to eradicate polio. She helped launch a national immunization day, met with First Lady Stella Obansanjo, and visited UNICEF-supported health and educational programmes. (Newsline)

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