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Newsletter no. 12

Looking Back - Looking Forward: UNICEF’s work in Romania

In this issue:

Unite for Children
This issue of the Newsletter presents a brief summary of programmes and activities with which UNICEF is currently partnering in Romania.

Overview of UNICEF partnership with Romania
UNICEF opened an office in Romania in 1991 to help respond to the extremely difficult situation of children at the time.

Community Based Services
The economic crisis in Romania has plunged an increasing number of families and children into poverty, while at the same time seriously weakening the ability of the State to cope with the increasedThe economic crisis in Romania has plunged an increasin...

I Don’t Trust People
Anca sits in the corner of the dimly lit kitchen eyeing the social worker who has come on a visit. Her body appears relayed but her eyes are burning with anger. This twelve-year-old girl is indignant at the way life has been treating her recently.

School Attendance Initiative
In Romania, there are an estimated 300,000-400,000 children of compulsory school age who do not go to school regularly.

At the end of 2011, 10,903 people were living with HIV/AIDS in Romania. The majority of cases, diagnosed when they were small children, have undergone more than 15 treatment schemes over the years.

Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative
For the best possible start in life, UNICEF and WHO recommend that all infants should be exclusively breastfed up to 6 months old. In Romania only 12.6% of infants are exclusively breastfed at 6 months.

Fundraising: Building awareness and strong partnerships for the benefit of children
UNICEF is active in more than 190 countries and territories all over the world. A large amount of resources are needed in order to support programmes for the most vulnerable children and help them build a better future.






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