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Did you happen to catch the New York Times interview this weekend with U.S. Fund for UNICEF President and CEO Caryl Stern?
In the article, Stern discusses how UNICEF is the world’s leading child survival authority, and notes how our access and influence enabled UNICEF to respond so quickly in the aftermath of Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar and the earthquake that hit Sichuan Province in China.
|© David Forbes|
|Caryl M. Stern joined the United States Fund for Unicef in 2006 and became the president and chief executive in June 2007.|
The article appeared in print on Saturday, August 9 on page C2 of the New York edition. You can also read it online here.
It’s been nearly three months since monster storm Cyclone Nargis buffeted Myanmar, but the Southeast Asian nation is still reeling from the blow.
The cyclone affected 2.4 million people, damaging or demolishing hundreds of thousands of homes and thousands of schools. A recent report (PDF, 665K) released by the UN and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) detailed the cyclone’s colossal devastation
The Myanmar cyclone and the China earthquake. It’s very unusual for two natural disasters of such massive scale to occur within such a small window of time. Luckily, UNICEF is used to dealing with more than one emergency at once, while also ensuring that none of the ongoing programs in more than 150 countries where we work in suffer. I guess you could say we’re very good at multi-tasking on a global level.