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In Pakistan, UNICEF and partners provide essential services in area devastated by monsoon floodwaters

By Zeeshan Suhail

JACOBABAD DISTRICT, Pakistan, 24 October 2012 – Reshma is a cheerful first-grader with hopes and aspirations for her future. She makes beautiful dolls in her spare time.

Last month, monsoon rains flooded her village, Chandran, in Jacobabad district, Sindh. Now her immediate hope is to have her destroyed home reconstructed.

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Ten-year-old Reshma walks in front of her destroyed house in Jacobabad district, Sindh. Nearly 460,000 houses have been swept away or badly damaged by flooding. Children are disproportionately affected in the aftermath of such emergencies.

Reshma’s father is a labourer with nine other children to feed, clothe and educate. Work is scarce, and the family had barely recovered from the back-to-back monsoon floods of 2010 and 2011.

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UNICEF assists returnees to South Sudan with shelter, water and temporary learning facilities

By Bismarck Swangin

RENK, South Sudan, 2 November 2011 – Three months after South Sudan separated from Sudan, becoming an independent nation, many South Sudanese are struggling to return home.

Since June, almost 20,000 returnees have streamed into Renk, a rural town near the Sudan-South Sudan border. Most say they could only afford transportation to Renk and don’t have the means to continue on to their final destinations. In addition, roads are non-existent in this part of South Sudan, where most of the land is submerged in flood waters during the rainy season. Traveling farther south by Nile River barge can take weeks.

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Over a year later, children return to rebuilt school in post-conflict Osh, Kyrgyzstan

OSH PROVINCE, Kyrgyzstan, 1 September 2011 – Hundreds of children from Shark village have settled down in the new Tolstoy School following a year-long journey.

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In Osh Province, Kyrgyzstan, students at Hamza School, which burned down in June 2010, pose outside the former school cafeteria renovated with support from UNICEF - but their classes are still being held in a temporary learning space.

After the civil strife that struck Osh Province in June 2010, when their school was burned down, they studied in tents. Then, when winter came, they shared classrooms of the hospitable Sharipov School nearby. Now, they finally they have come back to their home village to attend a newly built school.

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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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Christine’s story: Escaping poverty through education in post-earthquake Haiti

October 2010

Since the beginning of the month children in Haiti have streamed back to school amidst challenges in securing proper learning spaces, materials and teachers. The Global education cluster, the body designated by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) to lead education recovery in humanitarian response, has estimated that over 2,890,000 children will be back in school for the 2010-2011 school year.

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Building hope for adolescent girls in post-earthquake Haiti

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A girl smiles during class in a tent at Celie-Lilavois Primary School in Port-au-Princel. Some 4,700 schools were damaged or destroyed by the earthquake, affecting some 700,000 school-age children. The new school year brings both challenges and opportunities for girls in Haiti.

By Anna Azaryeva

NEW YORK, USA, 13 October 2010 – As schools open for the new academic year in Haiti, the hope is to bring all boys and girls to school, those who attended before the earthquake struck in January 2010, and those hardest to reach, who will go to school for the first time.

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