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Rebuilding in Haiti
Every Child No. 2, 2010

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

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

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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 Board Chair

Caryl M. Stern President and CEO

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Emergencies Update
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.

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.

Fierce, ongoing conflict has made this impoverished country on the Arabian Peninsula’s southern tip a particularly harsh and dangerous place for children. Since 2004, fighting 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-threatening 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 learning 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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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 thoroughly check their weight and height. Children who are underweight receive bowls of fortified food made from a vitaminand mineral-rich mixture of corn, soybean, sugar, and oil. Malnourished children with medical complications are quickly sent to the nearby Guider District Hospital, where they receive aid from more than a dozen UNICEF-trained nurses and doctors. At the hospital, Dr. Nana Pamela is attending a recently admitted eighteenmonth-old boy who is barely conscious. Though normal weight for his age is 21.6 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. pounds, the boy weighs just over 15. “His heartbeat is fast, he is dehydrated and has anemia too,” Dr. Pamela says. But shortly after doctors feed the child therapeutic milk through a tube, he begins to open his eyes. “Before the UNICEF program started in 2009, people did not have access to the special type of food needed to treat malnutrition,” says Dr. Pamela. “Now they have access to therapeutic milk through the hospital, as well as ready-to-use therapeutic food, both at the health centers and hospital.”
To support UNICEF nutrition programs, please visit unicefusa.org/ig-nutrition

Staff say they’ve already seen an increase in the number of children they have managed to restore to good health, and there are fewer deaths from malnutrition. This is very good news for UNICEF — and for Cameroon’s children. With proper funding the program will continue to grow and — child by child —the scourge of malnutrition will be beaten back.

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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 Secretary-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 exceptional staff and our many partners to advance 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 leadership and for “helping to make the world a safer and better place for children.” Lake has a long and renowned career in government, serving as National Security Advisor under former U.S. President Bill Clinton. As the United States President’s Special Envoy, he helped bring about the agreement ending hostilities between Ethiopia and Eritrea. He was also instrumental in developing policies that led to peace in Bosnia and Herzegovina and in Northern Ireland. Most recently, he was Distinguished Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy at Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. Lake joined the U.S. Fund for UNICEF’s National Board of Directors in 2000. He was Vice Chair from 2001 to 2004 and Chair from 2004 to 2007. The United States nominated Lake to lead UNICEF. “Tony has a deep commitment to UNICEF and to improving the welfare of children,” said President Barack Obama in a statement. “The United States strongly supports UNICEF, and we look forward to working with Tony to advance its vital mission.”

Annual Meeting Reinforces Commitment to Zero
National and Regional Board members, donors, partners, 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, Ethiopia, 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 wideranging agenda. At the opening night dinner, Anderson Cooper (at left with Caryl M. Stern) shared his experiences covering Haiti’s devastating January 12 earthquake.


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

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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 New York. Proceeds supported UNICEF’s Haiti relief efforts. co-hosted a reception featuring Iron Chef Champion and UNICEF Tap Project restaurant partner, Kent Rathbun.

On a recent parent-child field trip, teens Jack Serrino, Annie Opel, Rainie Opel, and Eva Nip (l.-r.) visited UNICEF in Panama.

New England Board member Willow Shire with children in the Andean community of Tacopaya, Bolivia, during a March field visit.

Shelly Kim and Southern California Regional Board member David Kim (both left) hosted a World Water Week reception in May for Brendan Doyle, UNICEF’s Chief of Humanitarian and Transition Support Programs, shown here with his wife, Regina Doyle.

National Board member Jim Walton (l.) and his wife Sarah (r.), a Southeast Regional Board member, hosted a reception at their home to support UNICEF’s Haiti relief efforts. Matt Fleming (second from right) presented a check for $25,000 from the Beaver Family Foundation. Also pictured are Caryl M. Stern, Stephen Kennedy, 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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The U.S. Fund organized a unique parent-child field visit to give families an opportunity to experience UNICEF’s work together. In March, U.S. Fund staff traveled to Panama with four remarkable donors and their children. Mark and Robin Opel, whose teenaged daughters Rainie and Annie were with them on the trip, provided this account.
In the dark corner of a dormitory for coffee plantation workers, a boy stood holding the hand of a little girl, both of them in tattered clothing. A staff member from UNICEF’s Panama office approached the boy and asked him, do you go to school? No, he replied. Have you ever been to school? No. She asked, how old are you? He didn’t know. That was an incredibly emotional moment for us. The odds against this boy and girl are unacceptably high. But that can change with the help of UNICEF and its local partner, UNICEF-supported Casa Esperanza. Casa Esperanza is a non-governmental organization that works with UNICEF to fight child labor in Panama, and provide children with education, health care, nutrition, and more. That same day, we went to a Casa Esperanza school for the children of indigenous coffee pickers. We listened to a fourteen-year-old boy describe how he had been working full time, but now he was in school. He was so proud and hopeful. He talked about everything that UNICEF and Casa Esperanza had done for him. We were in awe of how education had transformed this boy’s life. It meant going from poverty and picking coffee to an opportunity for a better future. In Panama, UNICEF is targeting the people who are invisible in this middleincome country — the 300,000 indigenous people, 98 percent of whom live in poverty, and at-risk youth in urban marginalized areas. UNICEF leverages its resources, both by working with other organizations and building capacities within communities, as opposed to just providing a handout. It’s efficient in how it invests its capital to get good results. But the key to any organization’s effectiveness is its people. We were so impressed by the staff from the U.S. Fund and from UNICEF Panama. We came away saying these are people we want to support. We wanted to do a family field visit because of how strongly we felt about our girls seeing — and experiencing — the kinds of things we did in Panama. They were eighteen 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 philanthropy 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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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 seventeen-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 sudden, 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
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though staff have lost family members and homes of their own — UNICEF is working around the clock to extend a lifeline of aid to survivors (see box on page 13). Clean water, immunizations, medicines, therapeutic food, protecare tion, and other essentials being provided to scores of children and families. These other and efforts in Haiti, says U.S. Fund for UNICEF President and CEO Caryl M. Stern. “The immediacy with which we received support was incredible,” Stern reports. “Our donors enabled UNICEF to respond quickly and effectively to one of the most daunting emergencies we have ever faced.” without the support of donors. The swift and phenomenal generosity of UNICEF’s U.S. supporters — who have contributed more than $65 million toward relief efforts — has been critical to success on the ground

Now, as the long-term recovery phase begins, UNICEF is still meeting urgent needs while also supporting Haiti as it charts a course for the months years UNICEF and ahead. be-

Our donors enabled UNICEF to respond quickly and effectively to one of the most daunting emergencies we have ever faced.

lieves that children must be at the center of the rebuilding pro-

mean that a secondary wave of calamity — in the form of a mass outbreak of disease or deadly spike in malnutrition — has so far been averted. Lives that would otherwise have been claimed in the earthquake’s aftermath were, instead, saved. This would not have happened, of course,

cess and have a say over their own future. Before the earthquake, many children in Haiti were already facing a crisis, deprived of basic health care, adequate food, clean water, and the chance to go to school. One in every 13 children was dying before the age of five; over 30 percent of children under five were chronically malnourished; up
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We would like to thank the following partners for their outstanding
$6,000,000 hope for haiti Now Fund $3,000,000 – $5,999,999 larry King live’s ‘haiti: how You Can help’ $1,000,000 – $2,999,999 1199sEIU United healthcare Workers East the Charles Engelhard Foundation Jefferies & Company major league baseball (mlb) the National basketball Association (NbA) and the National basketball Players Association (NbPA) $500,000 – $999,999 Anonymous Amgen Foundation the Carnival Foundation Clinton bush haiti Fund GE Foundation the safeway Foundation $200,000 – $499,999 American Airlines Anonymous bd Coinstar Colgate-Palmolive Company dell deutsche bank First data Foundation h&m hennes & mauritz lP hess Corporation Johnson & Johnson J.P. morgan Korean radio broadcasting/K-media National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) New Yorkers for haiti UPs and the UPs Foundation William J. Clinton Foundation $100,000 – $199,999 Anonymous baupost Group, llC the boston Celtics broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIds Chegg Inc. the Clorox Company Foundation Covington & burling llP I-Kuan tao UsA and Chung te buddhist Association of New York mrs. lona l. Jupiter Pierre J. Falcone mr. and mrs. Kevin landry Pat lanza and the lanza Family Foundation march of dimes Foundation


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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 the merck Company Foundation the mobile Giving Foundation National hockey league (Nhl) Pfizer Inc the samuel dalembert Foundation time Warner Inc. United states tennis Association (UstA) $50,000 – $99,999 1/sphene (International) limited Almod diamonds, ltd. the Ann and Jerry moss Foundation the Annie E. Casey Foundation bAPs Charities bliss World llC bloomberg, l.P. the bruce t. halle Family Foundation the Carmax Foundation Cengage learning the Chrysler Foundation mr. and mrs. richard C. dresdale Eastman Chemical Co Foundation Inc mr. and mrs. richard Fant ms. sandra A. Frazier Global Infrastructure Partners mr. ha Q. hau mr. richard hirayama the Juice Plus+ Children’s Foundation, Inc. Kawasaki Good times Foundation legal sea Foods, Inc. marathon oil Corporation Alyssa J. milano monavie NECo Foundation (National Ethnic Coalition of organizations) the New York blood Center Kim and Jim Pallotta the Prudential Foundation the Purnima Puri and richard r. barrera Family Foundation mr. sal randazzo the salvation Army / American Electric Power Emergency disaster relief Fund sony Corporation of America ssm health Care dr. and mrs. randall sterkel stryker Corporation tory burch llC Wadsworth brothers Construction mr. and mrs. deron m. Williams Yahoo! Employee Foundation, an advised fund of silicon valley Community Foundation Zappos.com

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Our Donors Continue to Help Haiti’s Children
the generosity you have shown haiti’s children and families continues to inspire us. donations have rolled in for months — from the $6 million we received thanks to the hugely successful “hope for haiti Now: A Global benefit for Earthquake relief” to nickels from schoolchildren who wanted to give what they could to help their peers in Port-au-Prince. As of this writing, you have contributed more than $65 million so that UNICEF can save lives imperiled by the earthquake and help with long-term recovery. so many people came together to support those affected by this tragedy. Within days of the earthquake, a broad coalition of New York City politicians, members of the haitian community, and other caring New Yorkers created New Yorkers for haiti — under the leadership of manhattan borough President scott m. stringer and the haitian roundtable — which held a dynamic fundraiser and eventually generated more than $200,000. they and a wide range of faithbased and cultural organizations — including donors from the muslim, Korean, Chinese, Greek orthodox, Indian, haitian, and Jewish communities — continue to raise money in support of UNICEF’s haiti work, as do so many other partners. Korean radio broadcasting rallied its generous listeners, who have pledged over $210,000. safeway also spurred donations, raising more than $800,000 for the U.s. Fund for UNICEF through a customer donation program at checkouts in the U.s. and Canada. huge numbers of corporations and organizations galvanized supporters, and channeled their overwhelming desire to help haitians by providing the financial support to assist UNICEF with its lifesaving work. Enthusiastic UNICEF supporters have flocked to haiti-related events throughout the country. In boston, the U.s. Fund held “A Night for haiti” to honor the boston Celtics with the Children’s Champion Award for their off-court efforts on behalf of haiti’s children. the night included a performance by r&b group boyz II men as well as an auction and yielded more than $750,000 for UNICEF’s haiti relief efforts. board members and U.s. Fund partners have held events in houston, dallas, Atlanta, los Angeles, Chicago, and san Juan, Puerto rico. At many events, including a recent gathering in san Francisco, U.s. Fund for UNICEF President and CEo Caryl m. stern spoke about her trip to haiti, where she witnessed UNICEF’s tenacious efforts to save lives. We wish we could individually acknowledge every donor in these pages. the fact that the sheer number of you prevents it speaks to the immense generosity so many have shown to the haitian people. We are incredibly touched, and are deeply grateful to each and every one of you. on behalf of haiti’s children, we cannot thank you enough.

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to 200,000 children were reportedly exploited as domestic servants. As plans for a new Haiti begin to take shape, UNICEF sees a chance to make children’s lives safer and better than they were before the earthquake — to ensure that more children are healthy, nourished, and protected, and that more children can go to school. “There are a lot of opportunities and open doors for us to be able to make a difference with donors’ contributions,” says UNICEF Communications Specialist Roshan Khadivi. them. Located in a remote, mountainous area outside Port-au-Prince, the building is now a sprawling jumble of crushed concrete and scattered paper. The nine-year-old also lost much more: her father was killed, her home destroyed. On a sunny day in late February about a month after the earthquake, was singing, Yolanda draw-

BACk to SCHool
The earthquake razed more than 4,000 schools, and Yolanda Senatus’ was one of

It’s really about sleuthing — being part child protection officer, part detective.

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a new tent school that had been set up by UNICEF. Since the area is barely accessible by road, the tent and educational supplies were flown in by helicopter and then handcarried over a mile to the site. UNICEF also erected a temporary health clinic nearby. The school is allowing Yolanda and other children to continue their education, but it is doing something else, too — providing a respite from grief and despair, a place where they can be kids. “This school gives them a sense that things will be OK again,” says UNICEF’s Roshan Khadivi, who visited the school and interviewed Yolanda. Returning children to the classroom is a cornerstone of recovery. UNICEF is working to get 200,000 children back to school in the hardest-hit areas. In addition to supplying tents and educational materials, UNICEF is providing schools with water and sanitation facilities and is working with the Haitian government to develop standards for school reconstruction.


Sterling Vincent was lost. After the earthquake, the five-year-old, her sister, and father had been staying with her aunt in a Port-auPrince camp for displaced people. One day, after Sterling’s father left for work, her aunt sent her to buy bread. She didn’t come back. Children who became separated from their families after the earthquake remain in an extremely perilous situation, at risk of abuse, exploitation, and child trafficking. Fortunately, a kind family found Sterling and cared for her in their earthquake-battered house. A UNICEF field worker soon learned about her. At first, the girl was unable to remember much. A UNICEF child protection specialist tried a simple but effective technique to jog her memory — she asked Sterling to draw, and then to talk about what she was drawing. Sterling sketched a cemetery and a church. Soon, details about her family trickled out — enough for the UNICEF team to
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receiving water every day

WAtER: 1.2 million people HEALtH: 134,000 people
reached with emergency health kits

126 therapeutic feeding centers receiving support



More than 900,000 reached

MALARIA PREvENtION: 400,000 EDUCAtION: 200,000

anti-malaria bed nets supplied

education kits distributed to children and teachers, with an additional 520,000 kits on the way

unaccompanied children registered; 156 reunited with relatives


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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 professionals dedicated to advancing the status of women and girls worldwide, Zonta International has been a U.S. Fund for UNICEF partner since 1972 and has supported a wide array of critical UNICEF programs. Recently, the organization contributed $600,000 to expand lifesaving health services for HIVpositive mothers in Rwanda. Beryl Sten is the President of Zonta International. called me and asked me to go to a meeting. At first, I was reluctant. But this woman didn’t give up. I went to the meeting, and I am so glad I did. Zonta has always been connected to the United Nations, and that’s how we got involved with UNICEF. UNICEF places great value on gender equality, and it looks at the whole picture, at the woman and at the 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 of childbearing age against tetanus is so cheap, and it does so much to help mothers and newborns survive. Zonta has funded UNICEF tetanus elimination efforts in both Afghanistan and Nepal. In 2008, Zonta partnered with UNICEF to provide HIV-positive women in Rwanda with health services, including treatment to prevent transmission of the virus to their unborn babies. It’s important to us that we work in countries where the government is committed and engaged, and that was the situation with Rwanda. UNICEF had a strong relationship with the government, and they were working together to address this problem. Since our donations are coming out of the pockets of Zontians, we appreciate that the U.S. Fund for UNICEF always reports back to us on our achievements and how our money is spent. The overhead is also very low, and we know those donations are 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 importance 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 perfect fit for me — the organization emphasizes 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 organizations 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 people donated to Haiti went to Haiti. You canSamuel Dalembert presenting Caryl M. Stern with a check for $100,000. NBA Philadelphia 76ers player Samuel Dalembert, who was born in Haiti, has been a longtime supporter of UNICEF’s work. Following the recent earthquake, he gave $100,000 for UNICEF’s relief efforts in Haiti through his Samuel Dalembert Foundation. After rallying his fans to contribute as well, he matched their donations with an gift additional of more sages saying, “Have you been watching the news about Haiti?” Thank God most of my family was okay. The house I grew up in collapsed. But compared to what other families went through, it wasn’t that bad. I didn’t grow up thinking I would be a basketball player, make it to the NBA, and have this beautiful life. As a kid, one of my main goals was to get a pair of shoes. Or to know how it felt to have a refrigerator and — to open it up actually have juice and milk to drink. I was fortunate — some of my friends were starving. I grew up with my grandmother, who’s alnot say the same about other organizations. I look forward to continuing my strong partnership with UNICEF. By working with and supporting UNICEF, I can make more of a difference in Haiti than if I struck out on my own. I worry that, by next year, people are going to forget about Haiti. I want to make sure that I keep it alive for everyone.

than $22,000. On January 12, I went to practice then kids’ and spent basket-

...every dollar people donated to Haiti went to Haiti. You cannot say the same about other organizations.

time with a ball league that the 76ers supports. The whole time my phone was in the car. When I finally looked at it, I had about 50 mes-

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

FoR tHe loNg HAUl
The challenges are gargantuan, even in the short-term: continuing to ensure clean water and adequate sanitation for displaced

Board of Directors
Honorary Co-Chairs George H.W. Bush Jimmy Carter William J. Clinton Chair Emeritus Hugh Downs Chair Anthony Pantaleoni Vice Chair Peter Lamm President Caryl M. Stern Secretary Gary M. Cohen Treasurer Edward G. Lloyd Honorary Directors Susan V. Berresford James H. Carey Marvin J. Girouard Anthony Lake John C. Whitehead Honorary Members Joy Greenhouse Helen G. Jacobson Susan C. McKeever Lester Wunderman Directors Andrew D. Beer Daniel J. Brutto Nelson Chai Gary M. Cohen Mary Callahan Erdoes Pamela Fiori Dolores Rice Gahan Bruce Scott Gordon Vincent John Hemmer Peter Lamm Téa Leoni Bob Manoukian Anthony Pantaleoni Amy L. Robbins Henry S. Schleiff Kathi P. Seifert Caryl M. Stern Jim Walton Sherrie Rollins Westin Produced by the Department of Editorial and Creative Services Executive Editor Mia Brandt Managing Editor Adam Fifield Art Director Nicole Pajor Assistant Managing Editor Jen Banbury Contributing Editor Eileen Coppola Designer Joanna Wexler Copyright © 2010 U.S. Fund for UNICEF. All rights reserved.

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Cover: UNICEF/NYHQ2010-0606/Shehzad Noorani P. 1: UNICEF/NYHQ2010-0260/Noorani P. 2: UNICEF/NYHQ2010-0681/Jerry UNICEF/NYHQ2006-0577/Noorani UNICEF/NYHQ2009-1734/Brekke P. 3: UNICEF/Cameroon/Sweeting P. 4: UNICEF/NYHQ2010-0914/Ricci Shryock U.S. Fund for UNICEF/ Gail Pollard P. 5: Danielle Abraham P. 6: Clockwise from top left: Jason Wynn Photography; Patrick McMullan; Kristen Mangelinkx; Tim Wilkerson Photography; Lee Salem of Lee Salem Photography; Ann Putnam Marks P. 7: U.S. Fund for UNICEF/Ann Putnam Marks U.S. Fund for UNICEF/Ann Putnam Marks P. 8-9: UNICEF/NYHQ2010-0174/Noorani P. 11: UNICEF/NYHQ2010-0200/Noorani P. 13: UNICEF/NYHQ2010-0316/Noorani P. 14: UNICEF/AFGA001262/Slezic; Tom Pilzecker; UNICEF/NYHQ2009-1357/Bonn P. 15: NBAE/Getty Images; UNICEF/NYHQ2010-0043/ LeMoyne Inside back cover: UNICEF/NYHQ2005-1922/ Roger LeMoyne; Inset: Courtesy of Dorothy & Tom Miglautsch Envelope: UNICEF/HQ99-0859/Roger LeMoyne


U.S. Fund for UNICEF

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.”

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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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