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Powerful Earthquake in Chile

— An 8.2 magnitude earthquake struck northern Chile just after 8:00 P.M. local time last night. The earthquake epicenter was offshore from the Chilean Region of Tarapaca (population 350,373). There are reports of structural damage and six casualties. The Government has declared two northern zones as disaster areas. Approximately 900,000 people were evacuated from coastal zones […]

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Super Typhoon Haiyan Strikes the Philippines

A woman carries her son through a flood-ravaged Philippine village in the aftermath of 2012's Typhoon Bopha. © UNICEF/NYHQ2012-1692/JEOFFREY MAITEM

— Super Typhoon Haiyan made first landfall in the central Philippines Friday morning local time bringing relentless winds, torrential rain and a dangerous storm surge. Thousands of Filipinos relocated in advance of the storm, known locally as “Yolanda.” With wind speeds approaching 195 mph, the typhoon has been called the strongest tropical cyclone in the world this […]

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Philippines Earthquake: UNICEF Emergency Team Responds

Source: Philippines: Bohol Humanitarian Snapshot. https://philippines.humanitarianresponse.info

— A major UNICEF emergency operation is underway in the central Visayas region of the Philippines. The effort comes in response to the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that struck Bohol Island on October 15. The earthquake, the strongest to hit Bohol in nearly 25 years, set off landslides and building collapses and tore apart bridges. At least […]

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Banda Aceh, Indonesia: UNICEF Building Back Better

US Fund for UNICEF Supporters Visiting Banda Aceh

— Shelly Dee is a donor to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF living in Singapore As an American living in Singapore, I have often asked other residents if they have ever visited Banda Aceh, the northernmost province of Indonesia. And every answer was “No” or “Why would I?”   Aceh seemed like the most mysterious neighbor of […]

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Earthquake Strikes Sichuan Province in China

— On Saturday, April 20, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck the southwest Chinese province of Sichuan. As of April 22, the earthquake had killed 203 people, including 10 children, and injured 11,492 more. Some 1.5 million people are affected, and the region is continuing to experience aftershocks. UNICEF is on the ground in the province, responding to the immediate needs of emergency-affected communities.

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Haiti: Progress for Children

A piece of rubble from a school that had been shattered in Port-au-Prince during the earthquake of 2010.

Hurricane Sandy greeted me on arrival in Port au Prince on October 24th. When I left the island a few days later, the skies were clear and my heart was lighter.

As focal point for the U.S. Fund for UNICEF’s emergency response, I was in Haiti to survey post-earthquake progress UNICEF and partners have made in the areas of education, nutrition and child protection.

With each return trip, I see improvement in the removal of debris and the expansion of essential services for children. This trip, I was able to preview the first major benchmarking survey on the health and well-being of children pre- and post-earthquake. The data was solid, and revealed dramatic, measurable progress.

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