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UNICEF reaches out to families and children in earthquake-hit Japan

The devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit north-eastern Japan has left thousands of children without homes and in desperate need of essential supplies, medical and psychosocial support. By Mihoko Nakagawa Almost 10,000 people have died since the earthquake struck two weeks ago, with nearly 15,000 still missing. More than 260,000 people have been evacuated, including … Continued

Already a part of UNICEF’s Mini-Marathon Team?

  Thanks for joining Dustin, 2FM’s Jenny Green and Jenny Huston, and the rest of the fabulous UNICEF Mini-Marathon Team!  We’ve got a lot of great surprises in store for you as we get ready to strut our stuff on June Bank Holiday Monday, (June 6th) to help raise money for UNICEF programmes that will … Continued

UNICEF deploying Japanese experts to help with disaster response

The 9.0 magnitude earthquake that struck Japan on March 11, triggered a devastating tsunami and, in turn, a near meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear power plant. The death toll is estimated at more than 9,400, almost 15,000 people remain unaccounted for, and some 300,000 are homeless in freezing temperatures. This report from Chris Niles, UNICEF. … Continued

Meet Saida, a 6-year old refugee on the Tunisian-Libyan border

Saida arrived at the Choucha camp on the Tunisian-Libyan border on March 8. She may be only 6, but she is used to life as a refugee. Saida was born in Somalia, but when she was just 8 months old, her mother and father moved to Khartoum, Sudan, to look for work. Two years later, … Continued

UNICEF is mobilizing staff and relief supplies in both Tunisia and Egypt

By 9 March, an estimated 115,000 people had crossed the border into Tunisia to escape the growing conflict in Libya. An additional 101,000 people have also crossed from Libya into Egypt, creating emergency conditions in all three countries. A total of 227,000 people have fled Libya; they are primarily male migrant workers, both returnees and … Continued

UNICEF supplies arrive near Tunisian-Libyan border

Some 47 tons of UNICEF supplies have arrived in the town of Ben Guerdane near the Tunisian-Libyan border, to cover needs in the areas of health, child protection, nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene. “As more families are crossing the border to flee the violence, UNICEF and partners are stepping up their response to meet their … Continued