Archive | February, 2008

Liberia Monrovia

© UNICEF/NYHQ2008-0680/Susan Markisz</br>UNICEF Executive Director Ann M. Veneman addresses UN Security Council members on the third anniversary of Security Council Resolution 1612.

© UNICEF/NYHQ2008-0680/Susan MarkiszUNICEF Executive Director Ann M. Veneman addresses UN Security Council members on the third anniversary of Security Council Resolution 1612.

By Yvette Bivigou

MONROVIA, Liberia, 27 February 2008 – UNICEF Executive Director Ann M. Veneman has just completed a visit here to gain firsthand insights into the situation of children in post-conflict Liberia.

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UNICEF tent schools provide sanctuary for Kenyan children displaced by violence

© UNICEF/NYHQ2008-0171/George McBean</br>Shoes are piled near a group of children attending a UNICEF-supported temporary school in a camp for the displaced in the western town of Nakuru

© UNICEF/NYHQ2008-0171/George McBeanShoes are piled near a group of children attending a UNICEF-supported temporary school in a camp for the displaced in the western town of Nakuru

By James Elder

NAKURU, Kenya, 19 February 2008 – When Yvonne’s family fled the violence that ravaged their village, the eight-year-old lost her home, her precious plastic necklace, her school uniform and her classroom.

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Never too late to learn, students in Liberia say

By Adolphus Scott

MONROVIA, Liberia, 4 January 2008 – “I was big when I started school,” says Benetta Nyemah, a 15-year-old student who attends primary school here in the capital of Liberia. “During the war, my parents left Monrovia and we went into our village to hide. There was no school in the village, and we used to work on the farm all day.”

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