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— A weekly news roundup highlighting the best of the FieldNotes blog and online coverage of UNICEF issues. Best of the FieldNotes Blog Restoring water to Tacloban A major water treatment plant is back online after Typhoon Haiyan. Video: A UNICEF water expert on the streets of the typhoon-smashed city. The untold story of Tacloban and […]

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Montblanc’s “Signature for Good” Campaign Gives Children the Gift of Education

— This holiday, Montblanc is giving the gift of education to children in Africa, Asia, and Latin American through its “Signature for Good” campaign.  Launched in February 2013, this year-long worldwide cause-related marketing campaign is the fourth global initiative between Montblanc and UNICEF. The partnership has generated more than $5 million over the past nine years […]

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How UNICEF Innovation Helps Lost Children After Typhoon Haiyan

A child friendly space in Rizol school, Tacloban. © UNICEF/2013/Diana Valcarcel

— UNICEF will begin using RapidFTR (Family Tracing and Reunification) in the Philippines tomorrow. RapidFTR, a mobile phone-based tool developed by UNICEF, speeds up the process of identifying unaccompanied children and reuniting them with their families. Mac Glovinsky leads the Emergencies group in UNICEF’s Innovation Unit in New York and was deployed to the Philippines as part of the five-person RapidFTR […]

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Typhoon Haiyan Video: How UNICEF Brought Water to Tacloban

— In this video, Michael Emerson Gnilo, a UNICEF Water, Sanitation and Hygiene specialist, explains how UNICEF worked with partners to restore Tacloban’s water supply and what water means to families and children in that city.   Donate Now

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Typhoon Haiyan: Protecting Children from Trafficking and Abuse

Volunteers teach in a child friendly learning space following the 2008 conflict in Datu Piang, southern Philippines.

— Emily Pasnak-Lapchick is a fellow with the End Trafficking project at the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. Over the past week, as I’ve seen the pictures, numbers and stories about Typhoon Haiyan rolling into my inbox and across my computer screen, I can’t help but think about the vulnerability of millions of children in the Philippines. […]

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World Toilet Day: Toilets to Tacloban

© UNICEF/PFPG2013P-0293/KENT PAGE UNICEF's distribution of portable toilets in Tacloban helped limit the spread of disease after Typhoon Haiyan.

— Before Typhoon Haiyan hit Tacloban, UNICEF had stocked supplies of a critical emergency item inside the Philippine city — portable toilets. In the aftermath of a natural disaster, toilets are true lifesaver. Today, World Toilet Day, is a good time to focus on that fact. When homes are destroyed and sanitation systems collapse, sewage and […]

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