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Nearly three years after Haiti earthquake, national survey shows progress for children in Haiti

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, 10 January 2013 – Almost three years after Haiti’s earthquake, preliminary results of a new national household survey show substantial progress for children in the education, nutrition, health and sanitation sectors since 2006.

Students attend a math class at the La Ruche school in Les Cayes.

According to the initial results of the Haiti Demographic and Health Survey (DHS), which covered 13,350 households, 77 per cent of children aged 6-11 years attended primary school in 2012 compared to just below 50 per cent in 2005-2006 when the last survey was conducted.

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Kuwait funds UNICEF to help victims of the Van earthquake in Turkey

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NEW YORK, 24 January 2012 – The State of Kuwait has contributed $250,000 to UNICEF in Turkey to support UNICEF’s humanitarian response to victims of the Van earthquake. The support was announced by His Excellency Mansour Ayyad Al-Otaibi, Permanent Representative of Kuwait to the United Nations.

On 23 October 2011, an earthquake measuring 7.2 on the Richter scale hit the province of Van in eastern Turkey. Some 604 people were killed and over 4,000 injured as dozens of buildings, including multi-story apartment blocks and schoolteachers’ lodgings, collapsed or were seriously damaged.

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An innovative program provides media training for youth in Haiti

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Children participate in the creation of a one-minute video in Kenscoff, a community near Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

By Rudina Vojvoda

NEW YORK, 30 January, 2012 – With 43 per cent of its people under 18 years old, Haiti has one of the youngest populations in the world. Yet the country’s young people continue to suffer from a lack of opportunities and remain vulnerable in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake.

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Unique programme improves the quality of education in Haiti after the quake

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Taleen Vartan

NEW YORK, 28 July 2011 – Since 2007, the Education in Emergencies and Post-Crisis Transition (EEPCT) programme – a partnership among UNICEF, the Government of the Netherlands and the European Commission – has aimed to support countries in emergency and post-crisis transition situations as they seek to establish a viable path of sustainable progress towards quality basic education for all.

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Rebuilding Haiti’s education system one year after the earthquake

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Children locate countries on an inflatable globe, during class in a tent set up on the grounds at an orphanage, in the city of Jacmel.

By Pi James

NEW YORK, USA, 6 January 2011 – UNICEF podcast moderator Amy Costello spoke with Carlos Vasquez, architect and UNICEF Education Specialist, and Tania McBride, UNICEF Communication Specialist for Haiti, to find out how the educational system is managing to move forward one year post-earthquake.

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Educating against cholera in Haiti

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Alcema (red shirt) , 14, talks about the hygiene session that has taken place in the camp where he lives, in Port au Prince, Haiti.

By Pi James

NEW YORK, USA, 6 January 2011 – The children of Haiti suffered multiple crises in 2010, from the January 12 earthquake, to the devastation caused by Hurricane Tomas, and the outbreak of cholera in October – all of which seriously affected children’s access to education.

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