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UNICEF Charity Run 2013 Chief Secretary for Administration came to cheer for 14,000 runners, raising over HK$10 million for ‘Zero AIDS’ UNICEF Ambassadors Miss Miriam Yeung, Miss Sarah lee, Mr Wong Kam-po, and leaders of the town joined to bring hop

HONG KONG, 24 November 2013 — The Hong Kong Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF HK) held the eighth UNICEF Charity Run today at Hong Kong Disneyland Resort. This year, over 14,000 runners, the highest number among previous years, responded to the call of “Believe In Zero AIDS, Make Zero Your Finish Line” and ran to support […]

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59 Child Councilors discuss motions on child-related issues with legislators Calling for the protection of children’s rights topolitical participation; more opportunities of grassroots children of participating in extra-curricular activities and review

  HONG KONG, 23 November 2013 –Today, 59 Child Councilors debated three motions formulated by themselves, including: The government should protect the children’s rights to political participation; The government should give grassroots children more opportunities of participating in extra-curricular activities; and the government should review and monitor the implementation of “Other Learning Experiences” in the […]

UNICEF Philippines Representative Tomoo Hozumi helps unload hygiene kits that were airlifted via a charter flight to the city of Tacloban, Leyte, Philippines, on 15 November 2013. The hygiene kits contain essential supplies such as bath and laundry soap, sanitary napkins, toothbrush, toothpaste etc.

Water Supply back to full capacity in Typhoon-devastated Tacloban
UNICEF HK raised over HK$2.1 million to support relief

© UNICEF/PFPG2013P-0246/MARISSA AROY – UNICEF Philippines Representative Tomoo Hozumi helped unload hygiene kits that were airlifted via a charter flight to the city of Tacloban. The hygiene kits contain essential supplies such as bath and laundry soap, toothbrush, toothpaste etc.   HONG KONG, 18 November 2013 —At least 200,000 people affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the […]

Typhoon Haiyan diary 3: Mud and ruin in Tacloban

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By Nonoy Fajardo, UNICEF Disaster Risk Reduction and Emergency Specialist The first look at the destruction left by Typhoon Haiyan is a shock – even for those used to working in disasters. © UNICEF Philippines/2013/Maitem A boy left homeless by Typhoon Haiyan in the city of Tacloban, Philippines TACLOBAN, Philippines/ HONG KONG, 13 November 2013 […]

In this Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013 photo, residents living near the slopes of Mayon volcano are evacuated to public schools by police in anticipation of the powerful typhoon Haiyan that threatened Albay province and several provinces in central Philippines. The typhoon, one of the most powerful typhoons ever recorded, slammed into the Philippines early Friday, with one weather expert warning of catastrophic damage. (AP Photo/Nelson Salting)

UNICEF HK allocated HK$1 million to help affected children as number of children affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan rises to 4 million

  MANILA/ NEW YORK/ COPENHAGEN/ HONG KONG, 11 November 2013 —UNICEF is rushing emergency supplies to areas of the Philippines ravaged by Super Typhoon Haiyan on 8 November, as the latest estimates indicate that up to 4 million children could now be affected by the disaster. Meanwhile,  Hong Kong Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF HK)  allocates […]

Typhoon Haiyan diary 1: “There is nowhere to go”

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In the Philippines, the devastation of a ‘super typhoon’ has left communities helpless, while the Government and relief groups struggle to mount aid operations. By Christopher de Bono, Regional Chief of Communication, UNICEF East Asia and Pacific © UNICEF Philippines/2013/Maitem A view of the destruction caused by Typhoon Haiyan in the city of Tacloban, Leyte, […]