Archive | July, 2008

At a Glance: Myanmar

Cyclone-affected children in Myanmar return to the classroom<br />&copyUNICEF Video

Cyclone-affected children in Myanmar return to the classroom
©UNICEF Video

LAPUTTA TOWNSHIP, Myanmar, 22 July 2008 – The school year here in the southern Irrawaddy Delta region was supposed to resume last month. The destruction and damage affecting nearly 60 per cent of the area’s public schools in the aftermath of Cyclone Nargis, however, prevented classes from starting on time.

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UNICEF’s child-friendly spaces use movement and dance to help children heal

UNICEF’s child-friendly spaces use movement and dance to help children heal

UNICEF’s child-friendly spaces use movement and dance to help children heal
©UNICEF Video

By Quinn Lundberg

NEW YORK, USA, 21 July 2008 – The tragedies of war and natural disasters leave children struggling to cope with deep psychological wounds. One of the ways that UNICEF and other organizations have helped to alleviate children’s emotional scars is through dance and movement.

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UN schools in Syria serve thousands of Palestinian refugees

Young students at the Al Aqsa School for Palestinian refugee children in Damascus, Syria.<br /> © UNICEF video

Young students at the Al Aqsa School for Palestinian refugee children in Damascus, Syria.
© UNICEF video

By Monica Awad

DAMASCUS, Syria, 2008 – Palestinian children residing in Husseiniyeh camp here are suffering from overcrowded classrooms and double-shift schools. Faced with staggering challenges outside the classroom, children are now in danger of losing their right to a quality education.

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