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UNICEF appeals for $42 million to help Iraqi children

by Pat Coate | May 28, 2007
"For many Iraqi children, the long-term future may be unclear, but their present needs -- for education, for health care, for clean water and proper sanitation -- are clear and must be met. Now."
- Jordan's Queen Rania Al Abdullah, UNICEF representative/spokesperson

Amman, Jordan - The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) today called for $42 million to help Iraqi children, who the agency said have reached a critical point due to violence and displacement.

UNICEF has put $10 million of its own reserves towards jumpstarting relief activities, working closely with other UN agencies to organize immunization campaigns and provide clean water.

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