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NEW YORK, USA, 14 February 2007 -- Schools are becoming critical hubs of stability within Iraq, thanks to a UNICEF-supported restoration programme designed to stem school closures and growing drop-out rates. In 2004, an estimated 85 per cent of Iraq's existing 14,000 schools were in need of rehabilitation. UNICEF and its partners are now engaged in a nationwide programme to ensure that schoolchildren have comfortable classrooms, safe playgrounds and hygienic water and sanitation facilities. To read the full story, visit http://www.unicef.org/infobycountry/iraq_38302.html
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NEW YORK, USA, 24 November 2006 – In the run-up to World AIDS Day, 1 December, former US president Bill Clinton has joined Kami the Muppet to deliver a message about HIV and AIDS. The public service announcement featuring Mr. Clinton and Kami – an HIV-positive character from ‘Takalani Sesame’, the South African co-production of ‘Sesame Street’ – is part of an AIDS awareness campaign to encourage communication on the subject. To read the full story, visit: http://www.unicef.org/uniteforchildren/youth/youth_36686.htm
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27 November 2006 -- In the run-up to the 25th annual celebration of World AIDS Day on 1 December, the US-based National Basketball Association (NBA) and UNICEF today launched a new public service announcement campaign featuring 10 high-profile NBA and Women's NBA stars.
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NEW YORK, USA, 7 September 2006
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PARIS, France, 6 February 2007
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BARCELONA, Spain, 2 February 2007 – Amongst the TV cameras and photographers, 16 boys from Uganda shivered in the cold and rain but waited patiently. When the moment arrived, they walked out onto the pitch in Camp Nou – the stadium of Football Club Barcelona – and the crowd roared in appreciation. The teenagers belong to The Kids League (TKL), a non-governmental organization supported by UNICEF in Uganda. Keen to demonstrate the importance of UNICEF’s sports for development programmes, FC Barcelona invited the TKL members to spend the day at the club and play a game against one of Barcelona’s junior teams earlier this week. To read the full story, visit: http://www.unicef.org/infobycountry/spain_38213.html
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This is the story of My Neighbors and Me, a neighborhood children's group in Belize City, San Marino. My Neighbors and Me was started by two Belizean brothers, Herbert (18) and Ashman (13) Wiltshire to provide a safe space and developmental opportunities for disadvantaged children throughout their community. "We had a choice: following others into drugs and crimes, turning to sex as a way of making money or trying to make a difference," says Herbert. As the winner of the San Marino-UNICEF Award, My Neighbours and Me has received $20,000 to help carry on their work. To read the full story, visit: http://www.unicef.org/infobycountry/belize_38211.html
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Tennis star Serena Williams' first visit to Africa was an opportunity to meet UNICEF Ghana's Chief of Health and Nutrition and witness the realities facing parents who struggle to help their children survive the first years of life.? She joined a team of volunteer health workers serving the small, deprived community of Nungua-Zonga in Greater Accra.? The volunteers worked to vaccinate children against measles and polio and hand out free insecticide-treated bed nets to families with children under the age of two.
UNICEF Television: Singer-songwriter Shakira launches UNICEF campaign to protect children from viole
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In El Salvador, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and singer-songwriter Shakira greeted thousands of Salvadoran students who took part in a march against violence in November 2006. The event took place after the UN Secretary-General's Study on Violence Against Children, which was released internationally in October and is now being launched regionally in Latin America and the Caribbean.? Shakira, a Latin Grammy Award winner who grew up in Colombia, became a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in 2003.
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As Prince Charles visits northern Pakistan, humanitarian relief groups welcomed the return of global media attention to the location of the October 2005 earthquake disaster.? To assist children after the quake, UNICEF and its partners set up child-friendly spaces throughout the hardest hit areas.? These spaces are the only places where children can take part in recreational and educational activities.? Playing and learning - simple ideas that have been terribly absent from these children's daily lives.
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Children in the West Bank and Gaza experience violence at many levels - not only because of ongoing hostilities between Israel and Palestine but also due to cultural beliefs and practices that tolerate violence inflicted by parents and teachers.? UNICEF's nonviolence project aims to challenge commonly held beliefs that violence against children is acceptable.? The project also boosts parents' and other caregivers' awareness about child rights, strengthening their capacity to protect children against abuse, exploitation and violence.