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© UNICEF/NYHQ2010-0753/LeMoyne


Children locate countries on an inflatable globe, during class in a tent set up on the grounds at an orphanage, in the city of Jacmel. UNICEF has provided the globe and other teaching and learning materials, as well as set up tent classrooms. Some 4,700 schools were damaged or destroyed, affecting some 700,000 school-age children. UNICEF assistance includes: clearing rubble from school sites, installing water and sanitation facilities, and providing ‘school-in-a-box’ kits, recreation kits and other supplies. UNICEF is also supporting the nationwide ‘movement for learning’ to encourage a return to school and to promote first-time attendance by the estimated 55 per cent of children who have never attended school.

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Taken on July 8, 2010