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2014.09.18

* UNICEF: 3 months on – the situation of children in Haiti
* 시간: 03 min 42 secs
* 촬영도시: Port-au-Prince
* 촬영국가: Haiti


As Haiti slowly moves forward after the January 12th earthquake, UNICEF is releasing a comprehensive report:
"Children of Haiti Taking Stock at the Three-Month Mark."


The report provides an overview of the progress so far, as well as a critical look at the gaps and challenges, all with an eye to the future, in the hope of transforming Haiti, with children at the center of the plan.


SOUNDBITE (English) Edward Carwardine, UNICEF Acting Chief of Communications in Haiti.
"UNICEF has said from the beginning, that the earthquake was very much a children's emergency. And it's also important that this now becomes a children's recovery, that we put children at the forefront of the agenda as we move forwards, that we make sure their voices are heard, we make sure that their needs are identified and clearly spelled out, and that their rights are upheld as we move forwards. So the three-month report that UNICEF has put out for the anniversary of the earthquake really tries to sum up what's been achieved, but also identifies where the needs still are, where there are still gaps -- and there are many things that still need to be done for children."


One of these children is 13-year-old Shasha Liza. The earthquake destroyed her home and killed her father. She's now living in a small tent with nine other people.


SOUNDBITE: (Haitian Creole) Shasha Liza
"It's not easy to live in this camp. If we had proper tents, and better access to water, it would be easier to stay here for a longer period of time. It's difficult now it's filthy, and when it rains, all the dirt turns to mud."


Shasha is anxious to return to school, and because of the earthquake, now wants to study politics and become a senator.


With schools across the country now beginning to open, her dream is now becoming a little more accessible.


UNICEF and its partners are working hand-in-hand with the government of Haiti, with the aim of returning more than 700,000 students to school over the next two months.


Education is one of three key areas UNICEF has identified as being crucial for the future of Haiti's children. SOUNDBITE (English) Edward Carwardine, UNICEF Acting Chief of Communications in Haiti.


"It's about insuring education for every child an inclusive education, an education that presents no barriers or obstacles to children to come back to school. It's about insuring that we focus on the nutrition of children. Malnutrition and under nutrition has been a major problem here in Haiti, even before the earthquake, and so we want to make sure that