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We are working around the clock to access those most affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan.
We’ve already mobilized therapeutic food for children, health kits, water and hygiene kits from supplies available within the Philippines. Much more is on its way.

Your help can save lives: http://uni.cf/haiyan

VIDEO REPORT: In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, 20,000 displaced families recieve the basic essentionals

The relief kits contain:

  • plastic sheeting
  • blankets
  • sleeping mats
  • clothing
  • a wash basin
  • jerry can
  • kitchen set
  • soap

Would you be happy with this?

Febe Bushu certainly is…“The tarp will help cover my tent,” she says. “I’ll be protected from the sun and I won’t have to hear all the noise outside. Cooking pans also mean I can cook my own food and that’s really important.”

Read more: http://www.unicef.org/infobycountry/drcongo_67095.html

A smiling woman carries a UNICEF hygiene kit from a distribution point in Ligaleu, a village in Dix-Huit Montagnes Region of Côte d’Ivoire. The kit contains cups, soap, collapsible jerrycans and other items.

By May 2011 in Côte d’Ivoire, hundreds of thousands remain displaced by the violence that erupted after the 28 November 2010 presidential election. More than 320,000 people fled the country during the conflict, and many more were displaced within the country. Fighting abated after the 11 April arrest of former president Laurent Gbagbo, allowing international humanitarian operations to resume in many conflict-affected areas, and the security situation continues to improve. Still, lingering instability – including reports of increasing sexual violence and harassment by armed men – has delayed the return of many refugees and internally displaced people. Many hospitals and health facilities have been unable to operate properly, lacking essential drugs, equipment and staff, and millions lack access to sufficient food and water. On 16 April, for the first time since November, UNICEF was able to airlift 32 metric tonnes of medical, nutritional, educational, water and sanitation supplies into the country, and on 26 April, the Minister of Education ordered schools to reopen. With partners, UNICEF is also providing safe drinking water where needed; distributing fortified biscuits to children and pregnant and lactating women; screening children for malnutrition; conducting a back-to-school campaign aimed at a million children; conducting a polio vaccination campaign targeting 700,000 children; and conducting a measles vaccination campaign targeting 1.5 million children. UNICEF also continues to assist Ivorian refugees in surrounding countries.

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UNICEF poster cicra 1999

Part of the “Convention on the Rights of the Child” series - 10th Anniversary

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