Archive | June, 2009

Overlooking young children in emergency preparedness

© UNICEF/NYHQ2008-0567/Adam Dean - China 2008 - A girl whose school was destroyed in the earthquake watches as rubble from destroyed homes is cleared away outside Xin Win Primary School in the town of Tongji in Sichuan Province. The town is in one of the areas hardest hit by the earthquake.

© UNICEF/NYHQ2008-0567/Adam Dean - China 2008 - A girl whose school was destroyed in the earthquake watches as rubble from destroyed homes is cleared away outside Xin Win Primary School in the town of Tongji in Sichuan Province. The town is in one of the areas hardest hit by the earthquake.

By Karen Emmons

Bangkok, 18 June 2009 – The world is getting more hazardous for children.

In the next decade, more than a hundred million children will be affected every year by natural disasters brought about by climate change, estimate scientists at Geoscience Australia.

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Innovative learning supplies for classrooms in Gaza

© UNICEF/NYHQ2009-0178/Giacomo Pirozzi

© UNICEF/NYHQ2009-0178/Giacomo Pirozzi

GAZA, Occupied Palestinian Territory, 25 June 2009 – Brightly coloured cones, triangles and measuring tools were scattered across the school desks in the sparsely furnished fifth-grade classroom of the Mustafa Hafez primary school in Gaza City.

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Giving girls a chance – Podcast 15

© UNICEF/NYHQ2006-1616/Shehzad Noorani - Girls' education is one of the most effective ways of tackling child labour.

© UNICEF/NYHQ2006-1616/Shehzad Noorani - Girls' education is one of the most effective ways of tackling child labour.

By Pi James

An estimated 100 million girls around the world are involved in child labour, according to the International Labour Organisation (ILO).

The World Day Against Child Labour was held on 12 June, and this year’s event focused on the exploitation of girls. Amy Costello spoke to a panel of experts about the importance of educating girls in the struggle to eliminate child labour.

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