Nepal Earthquake: Race against time to get children back to school

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KATHMANDU, Nepal/ HONG KONG, 31 May 2015 – Almost 14,000 children whose schools were destroyed or heavily damaged in the two earthquakes are having classes for the first time in five weeks in temporary learning centres. On this first day of school, these children from the most heavily-affected districts in Nepal are using learning materials […]

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WeChat Empowers UNICEF HK To Open New Fundraising Options

Via Innovative WeChat Payment Platform to Unlock Possibilities Hong Kong, May 28 2015 – With the support of WeChat, a social communication platform, the Hong Kong Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF HK) brings in a new payment channel to support world emergency relief work via WeChat’s advanced Payment Platform. This innovative partnership will enable donors to easily […]

Preventing malaria in South Sudan, one net at a time

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By Simon Peter Apiku As the onset of the rainy season threatens a rise in malaria cases in South Sudan, UNICEF is helping to protect families with insecticide-treated bed nets and medication. JUBA, South Sudan/ HONG KONG, 22 May 2015 – A young woman secures her baby tightly on her back with a piece of […]

In Guinea, reaching out to root out Ebola

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By Patrick Moser Communities that were once considered off-limits to Ebola response teams are now doing their own outreach to help rid Guinea of the scourge. MADINAGBE, Guinea/ HONG KONG, 19 May 2015 – A dozen people sit in the shade of a jackfruit tree, commenting on an illustration that shows a Muslim cleric and […]

Looming crisis for children’s emotional health

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© UNICEF/NYHQ2015-1156/Panday Twelve-year-old Samikshya sits in rubble outside her destroyed home in Gerkhutar Village, Nepal. Samikshya’s home and school were destroyed in the first of two massive earthquakes that have hit Nepal recently. KATHMANDU, Nepal/ HONG KONG,14 May 2015 – Children in Nepal are facing an unprecedented emotional toll as they deal with the devastating […]