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In disaster-prone Bangladesh, a UNICEF-supported programme helps children stay in school

NEW YORK, USA, 23 December 2011—Low-lying Bangladesh is one of the countries most affected by climate change, and the people who live in the Chars – small islands created by floods or erosion in the vast Ganges delta—are the most vulnerable of all.

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In Pakistan, UNICEF-supported temporary learning centres create opportunities for girls

By Malcolm Brabant

LAYYAH DISTRICT, Pakistan, 7 April 2011 – Pakistan’s catastrophic flooding last summer is leading to a change in attitudes towards sending girls to school.

VIDEO: UNICEF’s Malcolm Brabant reports on changing attitudes towards education for girls in rural Pakistan.

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A great start for children in the remote villages of Ayeyarwaddy Delta

© 2009 Carlos Vasquez
Myanmar 2009.

By Sandar Linn

DAEDAYAE, Myanmar, 30 March 2011 – Mary Myint, a six year old girl with a infectious big smile, warmly greets her friends, teachers, visitors at the Zalet Kone village’s Early Childhood Development (ECD)centre in Daedayae Township, Ayeyarwaddy Division.

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Natural Disasters and School Construction

 A girl cries during a commemorative gathering for students who were killed when their school collapsed during the earthquake in Sichuan Province, China.<br />© UNICEF/ HQ08-0551/Dea

A girl cries during a commemorative gathering for students who were killed when their school collapsed during the earthquake in Sichuan Province, China.
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NEW YORK, USA, 25 June 2008 – With an estimated 10,000 child fatalities from school collapses in the Sichuan earthquake in China, safe school construction has become a central issue for parents, governments and the international development community.

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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
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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
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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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