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Sandy’s Aftermath Looms Large in Haiti

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— Before Sandy devastated New York, New Jersey, and other parts of the U.S., it hit Haiti, heaping new misery onto a country that has already seen far more than its share. Still recovering from 2010’s monster earthquake, the western hemisphere’s poorest country has suffered cholera outbreaks, drought, and the damage of Tropical Storm Isaac in August. Now, add Sandy’s wrath.

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USF Salutes Sabre for Fighting Trafficking

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— Sabre, the global travel technology company, recently launched its “Passport to Freedom” initiative to fight child sex trafficking and exploitation. The company also joined the “Code of Conduct for the Protection of Children from Sexual Exploitation in Travel and Tourism.” This is a big deal: Sabre is the first such company to join “The Code.”
The Code, a joint venture of ECPAT International and the tourism private sector, provides a way for businesses in the travel and tourism industry to combat child sexual exploitation. UNICEF serves as an advisory partner for The Code.

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USF Hard at Work Despite Hurricane Damage

— After the temporary loss of our New York headquarters in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, the U.S. Fund for UNICEF is determined to continue fighting for the world’s children. The U.S. Fund for UNICEF has been operating at full capacity since the storm. Within two days of the hurricane, almost 50 staffers had moved into emergency offices in northern Manhattan. Our six regional offices around the country are all up and running. Whatever difficulties we may face right now, we won’t put the world’s children on hold. The stakes are simply too high.

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Team UNICEF Keeps Running

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— Around 20 Team UNICEF runners came out to run for children this week, despite the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy in New York and the cancellation of the 2012 ING New York City Marathon. The marathoners joined hundreds of other runners for a 6-mile loop around the park and were cheered on by friends and family members. Over the last nine months, the 60 Team UNICEF runners have raised over $227,000 for the U.S. Fund for UNICEF.

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Hurricane Sandy Impacts Haiti

— While Hurricane Sandy has caused devastation in the northeastern United States, the storm has also impacted Haiti. You can read more in a New York Times article, and if you would like to help, you can donate to UNICEF’s recovery efforts in Haiti.

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Thank You to Our Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF Supporters!

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— This Halloween, for the 62nd year, kids went door-to-door to Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF, helping UNICEF fulfill the needs of the world’s most vulnerable children. Kids, schools, families, community groups, corporations, and non-governmental organizations joined in supporting America’s longest-running youth engagement campaign through a variety of ways, all joining together to make this year’s campaign one of the best ones yet.
A large part of the success of Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF is due to the efforts of companies and organizations that champion for this extraordinary campaign. We’d like to give a big thank you to our supporters who are helping to stand up for vulnerable children around the world through their participation in this year’s campaign.

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