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UNITED STATES FUND FOR UNICEF

No. 2, 2010

Rebuilding
in Haiti

Every Child No. 2, 2010


In This Issue:
Feature
8 Rebuilding in Haiti —
Children Are the Foundation

Departments
2 UNICEF in the Field

4 Inside the U.S. Fund

7 Field Visit to Panama

14 Partner Profiles:
Beryl Sten and Zonta
Samuel Dalembert

U.S. Fund for UNICEF


A Message from the U.S. Fund Board Chair and President
Dear Friend of UNICEF,

Your compassion since January’s earthquake in Haiti continues to give us a tremendous sense of pride: pride that we have such
extraordinary partners, and pride that we are part of a nation that has shown unmatched generosity to Haiti in her time of need.

We are honored to be a grant recipient of the monumentally successful


“Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief,” which
inspired not just Americans but viewers worldwide to give. The U.S.
Fund was awarded $6 million from the Hope for Haiti Now Fund to
support UNICEF’s child protection programs in Haiti. We are deeply
grateful to George Clooney, MTV, CNN, and the Entertainment
Industry Foundation — as well as celebrities, members of the media,
volunteers, and donors around the world — who gave so much in a
single night for Haiti’s children. Special thanks, too, to The Charles
Engelhard Foundation, which recently contributed $1 million
to support UNICEF’s innovative “Art in a Bag” program to help
traumatized children in Haiti.

Every penny all of you have given for Haiti relief is making a difference for children and families there. We’ve watched UNICEF
staff rise to this challenge with awe-inspiring passion and dedication. They are living and working in cramped tents with scant
access to showers and other comforts, and working long days with little respite from the heat.

We’re hopeful that we’ll sustain the level of generosity we’ve seen in recent months — not just for Haiti’s children, but for all the
world’s children. Because, as we must never forget — 24,000 children around the globe continue to die every day for reasons we
can prevent. Throughout the relief operation in Haiti, we have never strayed from our mission to help children everywhere lead the
safe, healthy lives they deserve.

At our recent Annual Meeting, where we had the chance to see many of you, we heard UNICEF Country Representatives vividly
describe just how far we’ve come — and how far we still have to go — to reach zero. Let us promise ourselves, and the world, that
when we meet again we will be celebrating additional progress for children.

Warm regards,

Anthony Pantaleoni Caryl M. Stern


Board Chair President and CEO

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U N I C E F in th e FI eld

Emergencies Update
CHINA
On April 14, a 7.1-magnitude earthquake
struck Yushu Tibetan Autonomous County
in China’s Qinghai Province, killing
an estimated 2,200 people and injuring
more than 12,000. Up to 15,000 buildings
collapsed, including schools, hospitals,
and homes. Survivors have been enduring
rain and very cold temperatures. As of this
writing, UNICEF is distributing 360,000
packets of micronutrient powder to help
children stay healthy. UNICEF is also
providing extensive medical equipment,
such as labor and delivery beds and infant
incubators, and is delivering 40,000 sets of
hygiene kits (each set containing several
kits). Additional UNICEF supplies include 9,000 sets of warm children’s clothing, 6,000 pairs of children’s boots, 2,000 sets of warm
newborn clothes, 2,000 wool blankets, 5,000 student kits, and 150 insulated school tents.

Darfur
UNICEF continues to provide a wide range of aid to children and families in the Darfur
region of Sudan, where as many as 300,000 people have died and 2.7 million have been
displaced since the conflict began in 2003. In March 2009, when the government of Sudan
revoked the licenses of 16 humanitarian organizations, UNICEF stepped in to help fill critical
gaps in assistance and advocated for the return of the expelled organizations. Last year,
the work of UNICEF and its partners in Darfur included immunizing 1.6 million children
against polio, providing more than 1.4 million vitamin A supplements, treating more than
35,000 malnourished children, and delivering clean water to more than 980,000 people.

Yemen
Fierce, ongoing conflict has made this impov-
erished country on the Arabian Peninsula’s
southern tip a particularly harsh and dan-
gerous place for children. Since 2004, fight-
ing has displaced over 250,000 people. Many
children live in precarious circumstances in camps, where malnutrition is a chronic problem
and there is often little opportunity for education. UNICEF has established therapeutic feeding
centers to treat malnourished children, supplied oral rehydration salts to combat life-threaten-
ing diarrhea, delivered medicines, built latrines to improve sanitary conditions, and provided
safe drinking water. For children unable to go to school, UNICEF has created temporary learn-
ing spaces in the camps and supplied learning materials. UNICEF is also working to end child
marriage in Yemen and to care for children affected by this and other harmful practices.

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U N I C E F IN TH E F I E LD

Weak and Malnourished in Cameroon


UNICEF Program Gives Children a Second Chance at Health

Two-year-old twins Massing Esther and Tito


Anna are so weak from malnutrition, they
can’t walk. Instead they’re carried, listless,
everywhere they go. The twins, who live in
northern Cameroon, are both more than 11
pounds underweight — a huge percentage
at that age.
The twins’ mother is also underweight
and explains that it’s been a bad year — the
crops they’ve raised aren’t nearly enough
to feed her family of 12. They mostly eat
“Niri,” a mix of corn or millet flour and
water that provides little nourishment.
Vegetables are few and far between, and the
family cannot afford to buy meat.
Malnutrition is one of the biggest
killers in Cameroon — 51,000 children die
because of poor nutrition every year. And
the north has been particularly hard hit.
“In this northern region, we have 100,000
malnourished children with rapid weight
loss,” says Denis Garnier, a nutritionist
with UNICEF Cameroon.
Now, a UNICEF-supported initiative has
deployed over 400 community workers to
advise families on balanced eating and to
direct parents of children who need help
to a UNICEF-supported health center. At
the center, nurses examine children and Two-year-old Massing Esther is so weak from malnutrition, she must be carried. Her
mother fixes “Niri” — a gruel with little nourishment that is all the family can afford.
thoroughly check their weight and height.
Children who are underweight receive pounds, the boy weighs just over 15. “His Staff say they’ve already seen an increase
bowls of fortified food made from a vitamin- heartbeat is fast, he is dehydrated and has in the number of children they have
and mineral-rich mixture of corn, soybean, anemia too,” Dr. Pamela says. But shortly managed to restore to good health, and there
sugar, and oil. Malnourished children with after doctors feed the child therapeutic milk are fewer deaths from malnutrition. This
medical complications are quickly sent to through a tube, he begins to open his eyes. is very good news for UNICEF — and for
the nearby Guider District Hospital, where “Before the UNICEF program started in Cameroon’s children. With proper funding
they receive aid from more than a dozen 2009, people did not have access to the special the program will continue to grow and —
UNICEF-trained nurses and doctors. type of food needed to treat malnutrition,” child by child —the scourge of malnutrition
At the hospital, Dr. Nana Pamela is says Dr. Pamela. “Now they have access will be beaten back.
attending a recently admitted eighteen- to therapeutic milk through the hospital,
month-old boy who is barely conscious. as well as ready-to-use therapeutic food, To support UNICEF nutrition programs,
Though normal weight for his age is 21.6 both at the health centers and hospital.” please visit unicefusa.org/ig-nutrition

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I n sid e th e U. S. F un d

Anthony Lake Becomes UNICEF’s


New Executive Director
Anthony Lake took the reins as UNICEF’s
sixth Executive Director on May 1. A former
National Board Chair of the U.S. Fund for
UNICEF, Lake was appointed by UN Secre-
tary-General Ban Ki-moon to succeed Ann
M. Veneman, who stepped down on April
30 at the end of her five-year term.
“I am excited to be joining UNICEF,” Lake
says. “I look forward to working with our ex-
ceptional staff and our many partners to ad-
vance children’s rights around the world.”
U.S. Fund President and CEO Caryl M.
Stern welcomed Lake, noting that he “brings
passion and extensive experience to the fight
for child survival.” She added, “We will be
honored to support him in the years ahead.”
Stern also thanked Veneman for her leader-
ship and for “helping to make the world a mental in developing policies that led to from 2004 to 2007.
safer and better place for children.” peace in Bosnia and Herzegovina and in The United States nominated Lake to
Lake has a long and renowned career in Northern Ireland. Most recently, he was lead UNICEF. “Tony has a deep commit-
government, serving as National Security Distinguished Professor in the Practice of ment to UNICEF and to improving the
Advisor under former U.S. President Bill Diplomacy at Georgetown University’s Ed- welfare of children,” said President Barack
Clinton. As the United States President’s mund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. Obama in a statement. “The United States
Special Envoy, he helped bring about the Lake joined the U.S. Fund for UNICEF’s strongly supports UNICEF, and we look
agreement ending hostilities between National Board of Directors in 2000. He forward to working with Tony to advance
Ethiopia and Eritrea. He was also instru- was Vice Chair from 2001 to 2004 and Chair its vital mission.”

Annual Meeting Reinforces Commitment to Zero


National and Regional Board members, donors, part-
ners, volunteers, and staff from both UNICEF and the
U.S. Fund came together to celebrate the hard work of
the past year and discuss the challenges ahead at the
U.S. Fund’s Annual Meeting in Chicago. Haiti, Ethio-
pia, HIV/AIDS, child protection, partner commitment,
and the 60th Anniversary of Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF
were just some of the topics on the engaging and wide-
ranging agenda. At the opening night dinner, Anderson
Cooper (at left with Caryl M. Stern) shared his experienc-
es covering Haiti’s devastating January 12 earthquake.

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I n sid e th e U. S. F un d

UNICEF’s Next Generation Making a Big Impact


Generation gaps can be vast when it comes porting the use of a revolutionary nutritional supplement, their children now have more
to technology, culture, music, and politics. supplement known as Sprinkles. Available energy and more appetite — and they don’t
But there is one thing that can unite people in single-dose packets, the powder contains get sick as often as they used to. But they also
of all ages and backgrounds: the fight for essential micronutrients — including iron, said that, unfortunately, there are days when
child survival. zinc, iodine, vitamins A, C, and D, and folic there aren’t enough Sprinkles for everyone.
UNICEF’s Next Generation — a diverse acid — and can be sprinkled on any food. With the help of UNICEF’s Next Generation,
new coalition of young professionals, ages The initiative will greatly assist UNICEF’s that will hopefully soon change.
21 to 40 — has demonstrated an energetic efforts to combat malnutrition in Guatemala. Next Generation has recently pledged to
commitment to UNICEF’s mission and to Next Generation members got an up- raise $50,000 for emergency relief efforts in
the goal of putting a stop to preventable close look at UNICEF’s invaluable work in Haiti before June 30 and has also launched a
child deaths. Guatemala when they traveled to the Central general membership drive. A $500 donation
Founded in July of last year and led by American country in February. They visited allows young adults (ages 21– 40) to join the
a 31-member steering committee chaired the San Andres Xecul Clinic, where some of Next Generation giving circle. Members will
by Jenna Bush Hager, the group raises both their donations were enabling the facility to be able to participate in discussions, panels,
awareness and funds for a range of projects hire and train much-needed staff, provide and other U.S. Fund events; have access to
to help meet the most urgent needs facing measuring equipment, and continue to sup- UNICEF officials and experts on children’s
the world’s children. Next Generation mem- ply families with Sprinkles. issues; and get updates on the fight for child
bers have already raised $410,000 to support While mothers waited in line at the clinic survival. Most importantly, those who join
UNICEF’s lifesaving programs and have for their monthly packets of Sprinkles, Next Next Generation will help save and improve
vigorously advocated to improve the lives Generation members asked them what they the lives of children throughout the world.
of vulnerable children. Funds raised include thought about the micronutrient powder. To learn more, please visit
$175,000 for the members’ first project — sup- Several mothers told them that because of the unicefusa.org/nextgeneration

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D o n o r A c t i v i t ie s at H o m e an d A b r o a d
Making a Difference

Dallas-area members of the U.S. Fund’s Southwest Regional Board UNICEF’s Next Generation Steering Committee members Lauren Bush (l.)
Jill Cochran, Nancy Kurkowski, Joyce Goss, and Gowri Sharma (l.-r.) and David Lauren with Caryl M. Stern at the Ralph Lauren shopping event in
co-hosted a reception featuring Iron Chef Champion and UNICEF New York. Proceeds supported UNICEF’s Haiti relief efforts.
Tap Project restaurant partner, Kent Rathbun.

On a recent parent-child field trip, teens Jack Serrino, Annie Opel, New England Board member Willow Shire with children in the Andean
Rainie Opel, and Eva Nip (l.-r.) visited UNICEF in Panama. community of Tacopaya, Bolivia, during a March field visit.

Shelly Kim and Southern California Regional Board member National Board member Jim Walton (l.) and his wife Sarah (r.), a Southeast Region-
David Kim (both left) hosted a World Water Week reception al Board member, hosted a reception at their home to support UNICEF’s Haiti re-
in May for Brendan Doyle, UNICEF’s Chief of Humanitarian lief efforts. Matt Fleming (second from right) presented a check for $25,000 from
and Transition Support Programs, shown here with his wife, the Beaver Family Foundation. Also pictured are Caryl M. Stern, Stephen Kennedy,
Regina Doyle. and NBA star Dikembe Mutombo. Sadly, Matt passed away recently. He will be
remembered for his kindness, humor, and compassion for children everywhere.

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F ie l d Vi s i t

Panama
The U.S. Fund organized a unique organization that works with UNICEF to
parent-child field visit to give families fight child labor in Panama, and provide
an opportunity to experience UNICEF’s children with education, health care, nutri-
work together. In March, U.S. Fund staff tion, and more. That same day, we went to
traveled to Panama with four remarkable a Casa Esperanza school for the children of
donors and their children. Mark and indigenous coffee pickers. We listened to a
Robin Opel, whose teenaged daughters fourteen-year-old boy describe how he had
Rainie and Annie were with them on been working full time, but now he was in
the trip, provided this account. school. He was so proud and hopeful. He
talked about everything that UNICEF and
In the dark corner of a dormitory for coffee Casa Esperanza had done for him. We were
plantation workers, a boy stood holding the in awe of how education had transformed
hand of a little girl, both of them in tattered this boy’s life. It meant going from poverty
clothing. A staff member from UNICEF’s and picking coffee to an opportunity for a
Panama office approached the boy and better future.
asked him, do you go to school? No, he In Panama, UNICEF is targeting the
efficient in how it invests its capital to get
replied. Have you ever been to school? No. people who are invisible in this middle-
good results. But the key to any organiza-
She asked, how old are you? He didn’t know. income country — the 300,000 indigenous
tion’s effectiveness is its people. We were so
That was an incredibly emotional moment people, 98 percent of whom live in poverty,
impressed by the staff from the U.S. Fund
for us. The odds against this boy and girl are and at-risk youth in urban marginalized ar-
and from UNICEF Panama. We came away
unacceptably high. But that can change with eas. UNICEF leverages its resources, both
saying these are people we want to support.
the help of UNICEF and its local partner, by working with other organizations and
We wanted to do a family field visit be-
UNICEF-supported Casa Esperanza. building capacities within communities, as
cause of how strongly we felt about our girls
Casa Esperanza is a non-governmental opposed to just providing a handout. It’s
seeing — and experiencing — the kinds of
things we did in Panama. They were eigh-
teen and fifteen on this trip — old enough
to get out of their comfort zone and start to
understand the hardships of the rest of the
world and what can be done to help. It was
so much more powerful than anything we
could have done alone as parents. Our girls
have each talked about embracing philan-
thropy as a value.
Every day in Panama, we wore
UNICEF T-shirts. People would see us and
say, UNICEF, UNICEF! Worldwide, people
recognize the name and know it’s a good
organization. We knew that, but it really
struck us when we went outside of the U.S.
We came away from this trip saying we
want to do more. We’ll be talking about this
trip for the rest of our lives.

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F ea t u r e

Haiti’s earthquake took away so much


that cannot be reclaimed or rebuilt.
It took twelve-year-old Rodrigue’s parents, both of
them, in the space of 35 seconds. It pinned seven-
teen-year-old Rachel under hundreds of pounds of
concrete, breaking her arm, and then — after she was
rescued by a neighbor — leaving her in desperate
conditions huddled under a tarp with seven other
people. It killed Yolanda’s father and also destroyed
the nine-year-old’s home and school, all in one sud-
den, terrifying instant.
For millions of Haiti’s children, the world they
knew was obliterated when the earthquake struck
on the afternoon of January 12, killing more than
220,000 people. For those who survived, the disaster
left a stark dividing line, one that harshly split their
lives into “before” and “after.” And now, more than
four months later, many children and families are
still living in makeshift tent camps, still struggling
to survive, still yearning for a trace of normalcy, still
wondering what the next day will bring.
The good news? The earthquake did not take as
much as it could have, in part because UNICEF, its
supporters, and its partners would not let it. Even
though the UNICEF office was destroyed, even
though services have been widely disrupted, even
though roads are still choked with rubble, even

Rebuilding in Haiti:
Children Are
the Foundation
By Adam Fifield

U.S. Fund for UNICEF


Every Child No. 2, 2010 9
F ea t u r e

Rebuilding in Haiti, continued from page 8


though staff have lost family members and without the support of donors. The swift
A Better, Safer Place
homes of their own — UNICEF is working and phenomenal generosity of UNICEF’s
for Children
around the clock to extend a lifeline of aid U.S. supporters — who have contributed
Now, as the long-term recovery phase be-
to survivors (see box on page 13). Clean wa- more than $65 million toward relief efforts
gins, UNICEF is still meeting urgent needs
ter, immunizations, medicines, therapeutic — has been critical to success on the ground
while also supporting Haiti as it charts a
food, protec-
course for the
tion, and other
months and
essentials are Our donors enabled UNICEF years ahead.
being provided
to scores of chil-
to respond quickly and effectively to one UNICEF be-
lieves that chil-
dren and fami- of the most daunting emergencies dren must be at
lies.
These and we have ever faced. the center of the
rebuilding pro-
other efforts
cess and have a say over their own future.
mean that a secondary wave of calamity — in Haiti, says U.S. Fund for UNICEF Presi-
Before the earthquake, many children in
in the form of a mass outbreak of disease or dent and CEO Caryl M. Stern.
Haiti were already facing a crisis, deprived
deadly spike in malnutrition — has so far “The immediacy with which we received
of basic health care, adequate food, clean
been averted. Lives that would otherwise support was incredible,” Stern reports. “Our
water, and the chance to go to school. One
have been claimed in the earthquake’s af- donors enabled UNICEF to respond quickly
in every 13 children was dying before the
termath were, instead, saved. and effectively to one of the most daunting
age of five; over 30 percent of children un-
This would not have happened, of course, emergencies we have ever faced.”
der five were chronically malnourished; up
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We would like to thank the following partners for their outstanding


$6,000,000 Clinton Bush Haiti Fund New Yorkers for Haiti
Hope for Haiti Now Fund GE Foundation UPS and the UPS Foundation
The Safeway Foundation William J. Clinton Foundation
$3,000,000 – $5,999,999
Larry King Live’s ‘Haiti: How You Can Help’ $200,000 – $499,999 $100,000 – $199,999
American Airlines Anonymous
$1,000,000 – $2,999,999 Anonymous Baupost Group, LLC
1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East BD The Boston Celtics
The Charles Engelhard Foundation Coinstar Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS
Jefferies & Company Colgate-Palmolive Company Chegg Inc.
Major League Baseball (MLB) Dell The Clorox Company Foundation
The National Basketball Association (NBA) Deutsche Bank Covington & Burling LLP
and the National Basketball Players First Data Foundation I-Kuan Tao USA and Chung Te Buddhist
Association (NBPA) H&M Hennes & Mauritz LP Association of New York
Hess Corporation Mrs. Lona L. Jupiter
$500,000 – $999,999 Johnson & Johnson Pierre J. Falcone
Anonymous J.P. Morgan Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Landry
Amgen Foundation Korean Radio Broadcasting/K-Media Pat Lanza and the Lanza Family Foundation
The Carnival Foundation National Collegiate Athletic Association March of Dimes Foundation
(NCAA)

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contributions in support of UNICEF’s work to help Haiti’s children.
The Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City Cengage Learning Kim and Jim Pallotta
The Merck Company Foundation The Chrysler Foundation The Prudential Foundation
The Mobile Giving Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Richard C. Dresdale The Purnima Puri and Richard R. Barrera
National Hockey League (NHL) Eastman Chemical Co Foundation Inc Family Foundation
Pfizer Inc Mr. and Mrs. Richard Fant Mr. Sal Randazzo
The Samuel Dalembert Foundation Ms. Sandra A. Frazier The Salvation Army / American Electric Power
Time Warner Inc. Global Infrastructure Partners Emergency Disaster Relief Fund
United States Tennis Association (USTA) Mr. Ha Q. Hau Sony Corporation of America
Mr. Richard Hirayama SSM Health Care
$50,000 – $99,999
1/Sphene (International) Limited The Juice Plus+ Children’s Foundation, Inc. Dr. and Mrs. Randall Sterkel
Almod Diamonds, LTD. Kawasaki Good Times Foundation Stryker Corporation
The Ann and Jerry Moss Foundation Legal Sea Foods, Inc. Tory Burch LLC
The Annie E. Casey Foundation Marathon Oil Corporation Wadsworth Brothers Construction
BAPS Charities Alyssa J. Milano Mr. and Mrs. Deron M. Williams
Bliss World LLC MonaVie Yahoo! Employee Foundation, an advised fund
Bloomberg, L.P. NECO Foundation (National Ethnic Coalition of Silicon Valley Community
The Bruce T. Halle Family Foundation of Organizations) Foundation
The CarMax Foundation The New York Blood Center Zappos.com

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F ea t u r e

Our Donors Continue to Help Haiti’s Children


The generosity you have shown Haiti’s $200,000. They and a wide range of faith- ics with the Children’s Champion Award for
children and families continues to inspire based and cultural organizations — includ- their off-court efforts on behalf of Haiti’s
us. Donations have rolled in for months — ing donors from the Muslim, Korean, Chi- children. The night included a performance
from the $6 million we received thanks to nese, Greek Orthodox, Indian, Haitian, and by R&B group Boyz II Men as well as an
the hugely successful “Hope for Haiti Now: Jewish communities — continue to raise auction and yielded more than $750,000 for
A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief” to money in support of UNICEF’s Haiti work, UNICEF’s Haiti relief efforts. Board mem-
nickels from schoolchildren who wanted as do so many other partners. bers and U.S. Fund partners have held
to give what they could to help their peers Korean Radio Broadcasting rallied its events in Houston, Dallas, Atlanta, Los An-
in Port-au-Prince. As of this writing, you generous listeners, who have pledged over geles, Chicago, and San Juan, Puerto Rico.
have contributed more than $65 million so $210,000. Safeway also spurred donations, At many events, including a recent gather-
that UNICEF can save lives imperiled by raising more than $800,000 for the U.S. ing in San Francisco, U.S. Fund for UNICEF
the earthquake and help with long-term Fund for UNICEF through a customer do- President and CEO Caryl M. Stern spoke
recovery. nation program at checkouts in the U.S. about her trip to Haiti, where she witnessed
So many people came together to sup- and Canada. Huge numbers of corpora- UNICEF’s tenacious efforts to save lives.
port those affected by this tragedy. Within tions and organizations galvanized sup- We wish we could individually acknowl-
days of the earthquake, a broad coalition of porters, and channeled their overwhelm- edge every donor in these pages. The fact
New York City politicians, members of the ing desire to help Haitians by providing the that the sheer number of you prevents
Haitian community, and other caring New financial support to assist UNICEF with its it speaks to the immense generosity so
Yorkers created New Yorkers for Haiti — lifesaving work. many have shown to the Haitian people.
under the leadership of Manhattan Borough Enthusiastic UNICEF supporters have We are incredibly touched, and are deep-
President Scott M. Stringer and The Haitian flocked to Haiti-related events throughout ly grateful to each and every one of you.
Roundtable — which held a dynamic fund- the country. In Boston, the U.S. Fund held On behalf of Haiti’s children, we cannot
raiser and eventually generated more than “A Night for Haiti” to honor the Boston Celt- thank you enough.

Rebuilding in Haiti, continued from page 10


to 200,000 children were reportedly exploit- a difference with donors’ contributions,” them. Located in a remote, mountainous
ed as domestic servants. says UNICEF Communications Specialist area outside Port-au-Prince, the building
As plans for a new Haiti begin to take Roshan Khadivi. is now a sprawling jumble of crushed con-
shape, UNICEF sees a chance to make crete and scattered paper. The nine-year-old
children’s lives safer and better than they Back to School also lost much more: her father was killed,
were before the earthquake — to ensure The earthquake razed more than 4,000 her home destroyed.
that more children are healthy, nourished, schools, and Yolanda Senatus’ was one of On a sunny day in late February about
and protected, and that a month after the
more children can go earthquake, Yolanda
to school. “There are
It’s really about sleuthing — was singing, draw-
a lot of opportunities
being part child protection ing, and playing with
and open doors for her friends. It was the
us to be able to make officer, part detective. first day of class inside

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Fast Facts
UNICEF’s Haiti Response
a new tent school that had been set up by
A Father and Daughter Water: 1.2 million people
UNICEF. Since the area is barely accessible
Reunited receiving water every day
by road, the tent and educational supplies
Sterling Vincent was lost. After the earth-

Health: 134,000 people


were flown in by helicopter and then hand-
quake, the five-year-old, her sister, and father
carried over a mile to the site. UNICEF also
had been staying with her aunt in a Port-au-
erected a temporary health clinic nearby. reached with emergency health kits
Prince camp for displaced people. One day,
The school is allowing Yolanda and other
after Sterling’s father left for work, her aunt
children to continue their education, but
it is doing something else, too — provid-
sent her to buy bread. She didn’t come back. Nutrition: 126
Children who became separated from therapeutic feeding centers
ing a respite from grief and despair, a place
their families after the earthquake remain receiving support
where they can be kids.
in an extremely perilous situation, at risk of
“This school gives them a sense that
things will be OK again,” says UNICEF’s
abuse, exploitation, and child trafficking.
Fortunately, a kind family found Sterling Immunization:
Roshan Khadivi, who visited the school
and cared for her in their earthquake-bat- More than 900,000 reached
and interviewed Yolanda.
tered house. A UNICEF field worker soon
Returning children to the classroom is a
cornerstone of recovery. UNICEF is work-
learned about her.
At first, the girl was unable to remember
Malaria
ing to get 200,000 children back to school
in the hardest-hit areas. In addition to sup-
much. A UNICEF child protection specialist
tried a simple but effective technique to jog
Prevention: 400,000
plying tents and educational materials,
anti-malaria bed nets supplied
her memory — she asked Sterling to draw,
UNICEF is providing schools with water
and then to talk about what she was draw-
and sanitation facilities and is working with
the Haitian government to develop stan-
ing. Sterling sketched a cemetery and a Education: 200,000
church. Soon, details about her family trick- education kits distributed to
dards for school reconstruction. children and teachers, with an
led out — enough for the UNICEF team to
(continued on page 16) additional 520,000 kits on the way

Family
Reunification: 1,341
unaccompanied children
registered; 156 reunited with
relatives

Psychosocial
Support and Child
Safety: 55,000 children
cared for in child-friendly spaces

Note: these statistics represent only a sample


of unicef’s relief work in Haiti and, in some
cases, also reflect unicef’s collaboration
with partners. To give to unicef’s Haiti relief
efforts, please visit unicefusa.org/haitiquake.

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Why We Partner: Beryl Sten and Zonta


A global organization of executives and called me and asked me to go to a meeting.
professionals dedicated to advancing the At first, I was reluctant. But this woman
status of women and girls worldwide, Zonta didn’t give up. I went to the meeting, and I
International has been a U.S. Fund for UNICEF am so glad I did.
partner since 1972 and has supported a wide Zonta has always been connected to the
array of critical UNICEF programs. Recently, United Nations, and that’s how we got in-
the organization contributed $600,000 to volved with UNICEF. UNICEF places great
expand lifesaving health services for HIV- value on gender equality, and it looks at
positive mothers in Rwanda. Beryl Sten is the the whole picture, at the woman and at the
President of Zonta International. child. Because if the mother is not saved and
helped, the child suffers so much more. One
example is the campaign against maternal
and neonatal tetanus. Immunizing women is committed and engaged, and that was
of childbearing age against tetanus is so the situation with Rwanda. UNICEF had
cheap, and it does so much to help mothers a strong relationship with the government,
and newborns survive. Zonta has funded and they were working together to address
UNICEF tetanus elimination efforts in both this problem.
Afghanistan and Nepal. Since our donations are coming out of
In 2008, Zonta partnered with UNICEF the pockets of Zontians, we appreciate that
to provide HIV-positive women in Rwanda the U.S. Fund for UNICEF always reports
with health services, including treatment to back to us on our achievements and how
prevent transmission of the virus to their our money is spent. The overhead is also
unborn babies. It’s important to us that we very low, and we know those donations are
work in countries where the government being used effectively.

I grew up after World War II in a small


village in the south of Sweden. I spent a lot
of time with my grandmother, who was a
remarkable woman. She would say to me,
“You should always be free — don’t give up
your freedom.” And she preached the im-
portance of education, responsibility, and
justice. I think she had a lot of influence on
me throughout my life.
I have been successful in my career, and
helping other people has been automatic. To
me, it is natural that if someone needs my
help, they should get it. Zonta was the per-
fect fit for me — the organization empha-
sizes giving and also empowering women
and girls around the world.
Twenty-five years ago, a member of Zonta Adult literacy students attend a session on HIV prevention In Rwanda.

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Why I Partner: Samuel Dalembert


ways been a very generous person. People
would come and tell her their kid hadn’t
eaten for a while and she would say, okay,
let me give you something to take home.
And when she gives, she doesn’t expect
anything in return — it’s just the right thing
to do. Watching her had a big impact on me.
I started my foundation because I feel
that as long as I’m in the spotlight, I should
use that power to help kids. UNICEF is a
model for me. There are plenty of organiza-
tions out there, but UNICEF does so much
for children all over the world. If I can do
even a fraction of what they’re doing, I
could make such a great difference back
home. Another thing I really cherish and
admire about UNICEF — every dollar peo-
ple donated to Haiti went to Haiti. You can-
Samuel Dalembert presenting Caryl M. Stern with a check for $100,000. not say the same about other organizations.
I look forward to continuing my strong
NBA Philadelphia 76ers player Samuel Dalem- sages saying, “Have you been watching partnership with UNICEF. By working with
bert, who was born in Haiti, has been a long- the news about Haiti?” Thank God most of and supporting UNICEF, I can make more
time supporter of UNICEF’s work. Following my family was okay. The house I grew up of a difference in Haiti than if I struck out on
the recent earthquake, he gave $100,000 for in collapsed. But compared to what other my own. I worry that, by next year, people
UNICEF’s relief efforts in Haiti through his families went through, it wasn’t that bad. are going to forget about Haiti. I want to
Samuel Dalembert Foundation. After rallying I didn’t grow up thinking I would be make sure that I keep it alive for everyone.
his fans to con- a basketball
tribute as well, player, make it
he matched their ...every dollar to the NBA, and
donations with have this beauti-
an additional people donated to ful life. As a kid,
gift of more
Haiti went to Haiti. one of my main
than $22,000. goals was to get
On January You cannot say the a pair of shoes.
12, I went to
practice and
same about other Or to know how
it felt to have a
then spent organizations. refrigerator —
time with a to open it up
kids’ basket- and actually
ball league that the 76ers supports. The have juice and milk to drink. I was fortu-
whole time my phone was in the car. When nate — some of my friends were starving.
I finally looked at it, I had about 50 mes- I grew up with my grandmother, who’s al-

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Rebuilding in Haiti, continued from page 13


start searching for them. fication and verified that he was, without populations; fending off disease outbreaks;
Sterling led the team as they walked for question, Sterling’s father. protecting vulnerable children; and keeping
miles, wending through traffic and debris. Sterling’s story shows how much per- girls and women safe from sexual violence
Finally, after making her way up a rubble- sistence and skill are required to trace the in camps — to name a few.
strewn hill, Sterling found the camp where family members of unaccompanied chil- But the dedication of UNICEF staff is
she had been living a month earlier. Her dren. “It’s really about sleuthing — being unyielding. A UNICEF driver in Haiti lost
aunt and older sister were still there — but part child protection officer, part detective,” three children in the earthquake but con-
not her father, whom she was desperate to says UNICEF Senior Communications Spe- tinued coming to work each day — so he
see again. Luckily, her aunt had his tele- cialist Kent Page. “Family tracing requires a could save other children. There is simply
phone number. Sterling used a UNICEF lot of investigative footwork.” no way UNICEF will give up or slow down,
worker’s cell phone to call him. In Haiti, this sleuthing continues. As of no matter what stands in its path.
Because of a bad connection, it was hard this writing, UNICEF has helped register The fierce resilience of Haiti’s people
to tell who was on the line. But a half hour 1,341 unaccompanied children and reunite — including its children — helps fuel
later, a skinny man in a baseball cap ap- 156 with relatives, as well as train over 150 UNICEF’s resolve. UNICEF’s Kent Page re-
peared at the bottom of the hill. Tears filled caseworkers on family tracing procedures. calls what an inspiring eleven-year-old girl
his eyes. Sterling yelled “Daddy!” and ran said when asked if she wanted to return to
into the man’s arms (see photo p. 13). Her For the Long Haul school: “‘Yes, I want to go back,’ she said.
father had gotten her call — and although The challenges are gargantuan, even in the We asked her why. And she said, ‘My coun-
she hadn’t heard him, he had heard her. short-term: continuing to ensure clean wa- try is broken, and I want to fix it.’”
UNICEF staff asked for the man’s identi- ter and adequate sanitation for displaced

Board of Directors Photo Credits


Honorary Co-Chairs Honorary Members Produced by the Cover: UNICEF/NYHQ2010-0606/Shehzad Noorani
George H.W. Bush Joy Greenhouse Department of Editorial P. 1: UNICEF/NYHQ2010-0260/Noorani
Jimmy Carter Helen G. Jacobson and Creative Services P. 2: UNICEF/NYHQ2010-0681/Jerry
William J. Clinton Susan C. McKeever UNICEF/NYHQ2006-0577/Noorani
Lester Wunderman Executive Editor UNICEF/NYHQ2009-1734/Brekke
Chair Emeritus Mia Brandt P. 3: UNICEF/Cameroon/Sweeting
Hugh Downs Directors P. 4: UNICEF/NYHQ2010-0914/Ricci Shryock
Andrew D. Beer Managing Editor U.S. Fund for UNICEF/ Gail Pollard
Chair Daniel J. Brutto Adam Fifield P. 5: Danielle Abraham
Anthony Pantaleoni Nelson Chai P. 6: Clockwise from top left: Jason Wynn
Gary M. Cohen Art Director Photography; Patrick McMullan; Kristen
Vice Chair
Mary Callahan Erdoes Nicole Pajor Mangelinkx; Tim Wilkerson Photography; Lee
Peter Lamm
Pamela Fiori Salem of Lee Salem Photography; Ann Putnam
President Dolores Rice Gahan Assistant Managing Editor Marks
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Dorothy & Tom Miglautsch
Legacy Society Members

“My husband and I traveled


extensively and witnessed
firsthand the plight of children
living in impoverished countries
throughout the world. The children
of Haiti were especially close to
our hearts, as we spent several
months each year in the Caribbean.
We believe children are the
innocent, helpless victims of war,
preventable disease, and other
ills, and that UNICEF is the most
effective organization in relieving
their suffering.

Thus we bequeathed the


balance of our estate to
UNICEF.”

The U.S. Fund


for UNICEF Legacy Society
Recognizing Those Who Have Invested
In the Future of the World’s Children
To learn more about how you can create a legacy of life for future generations
of children, please contact Karen Metzger toll-free at (866) 486-4233,
or email legacygifts@unicefusa.org
No child should die of a preventable cause. Every day 24,000 do. We believe that number should be zero.
Believe in zero.

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