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Mia Farrow Reports from Conflict-Torn Central African Republic

Mia Farrow, A UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, visits Central African Republic

— UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Mia Farrow visited the Central African Republic last month to call attention to children’s needs in that conflict-torn country. She witnessed “ghost villages” emptied of inhabitants as well as UNICEF’S efforts to help the displaced with shelters, schools and health centers. On return, she gave a long interview to the Washington Post […]

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New Violence in Central African Republic Conflict

© UNICEF/NYHQ2013-0242/JORDI MATAS An armed soldier looks on near children just released from armed groups, in Bangui, the capital. 21 children were released from armed groups, following a series of meetings between UNICEF and the President of Central African Republic Michel Djotodia.

— UNICEF Rushes Aid to Children Renewed fighting in the Central African Republic has caused thousands of people, mainly women and children, to flee their homes in the northwestern section of the country. 30,000 have sought safety in Bossangoa, a provincial capital. UNICEF is working closely with other U.N. agencies to provide emergency services, trucking in […]

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Mia Farrow Reports from Lebanon

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Mia Farrow views flood damage in Haiti in 2008. ©UNICEF/NYHQ2008-0738/Roger LeMoyne

— UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Mia Farrow is in Lebanon to meet refugees from the conflict in Syria, as the needs and numbers of those fleeing continue to rise. She is blogging from the field, and you can follow her posts at http://unicef.tumblr.com/. She will also be participating in a Twitter chat tomorrow. During her visit, Ms. Farrow will travel to two locations close to the Syrian border, and will speak with both refugees and host families. In addition, she will visit UNICEF-supported child-friendly spaces, where children who have witnessed the horrors of the conflict receive psychosocial support and counseling.

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Mia Farrow: Witnessing the birth of South Sudan

— I am on my way to Southern Sudan at an exciting moment in their history. The people have just voted for a free and independent nation, which will be realized in July. This is a time for celebration at the birth of a new nation.

To be sure, there are challenges ahead. But over and over again the people here have demonstrated extraordinary resilience, courage and determination. Still, the assistance of the international community will be crucial in ensuring that the lowest rung of the economic ladder will be within the reach of this fledgling nation.

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Introducing Haiti 365

One year after the earthquake in Haiti, UNICEF USA is launching a unique project that aims at ensuring the children of Haiti are at the forefront of rebuilding efforts. Through the social media enabled micro-site , UNICEF USA gives compassionate people a chance to take tangible action and send heartfelt messages to the children of Haiti year round.

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Monday photo: Mia Farrow dancing in Entebbe

— After several days observing the plight of the thousands of families affected by poverty and displacement, it’s a fine feeling to have something to dance about. This week’s Monday photo catches UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Mia Farrow joining the celebration at the African Youth Forum in Entebbe, Uganda. Mia addressed the first ever official gathering of […]

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