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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, 9 January 2017 – Around three months ago hurricane Matthew hit Haiti, disrupting the lives of over two million people. In addition to the personal losses of homes and crops, more than 716 schools, numerous health facilities, and the existing sanitation infrastructure all suffered damage. Today, 1.4 million people in Haiti, including 600,000 children, require humanitarian assistance.
UNICEF is working with the Government and other partners to address the immediate basic needs of children and families, ensuring that these interventions lay the foundation for rehabilitation and resilience.
In collaboration with the IBESR (Ministry of Social Affairs), UNICEF is reaching 4,468 children with basic needs assistance including hygiene kits, blankets and food, as well as documentation assistance for documents lost in the hurricane.
UNICEF also supports child friendly spaces that provide children between the ages of 3 and 17 with a safe environment to play and be themselves, despite the challenging circumstances.
“Following hurricane Matthew we found that many children in the CFS [child friendly spaces] have had nightmares or panic attacks. Their trauma manifested in the children’s’ behaviour, in their drawings,” says Laura Gabrici, protection manager with AVSI Foundation, an international NGO working in partnership with UNICEF. “Often these children are very concerned about the fate of people dear to them, especially their parents, fearing that those people may disappear at any time in their lives. They are constantly afraid of being left alone.”
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In January, AVSI-USA will be presenting two debut screenings of an award-winning documentary about Crecemos, an education and nutrition center in Oaxaca, Mexico, a long-term partner of the international NGO.
THE AWAKENED HEART first screening will take place in New York on January 14, 2017, as part of the New York Encounter, and in Washington DC, on January 25, 2017, at the Mexican Cultural Institute. Screenings will be followed by a Q&A discussion with Executive Director of Crecemos, Maria del Socorro del Rio.
Co-directed by Giovanni Morricone and Simonetta D'Italia, the short documentary The Awakened Heart was shot entirely over three and a half days in November 2015, in the slums of Oaxaca. Crecemos is located in the most dangerous neighborhood of Oaxaca City.
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En enero, AVSI-USA estará presentando por primera vez la proyección del documental “The Awakened Heart”, acerca del centro de educación y nutrición “Crecemos”, una organización de la sociedad civil que implementa estrategias integrales de Educación y Nutrición para disminuir el rezago social de niñas, niños y jóvenes de zonas rurales y periurbanas del estado de Oaxaca, México.
La presentación del documental en Washington D.C., será el 25 de enero, 2017, en el Instituto Cultural de México y luego de la proyección se tendrá una conversación con la Directora Ejecutiva de Crecemos, María del Socorro del Río.
Co-dirigida por Giovanni Morricone y Simonetta D’Italia, el corto documental “The Awakened Herat”, fue filmado totalmente durante tres días y medio en noviembre 2015, en las zonas pobres de Oaxaca.
The Awakened Heart, transporta a los asistentes dentro del hogar de Carlos Avedaño Salas, un joven de 10 años y su familia cuyas vidas han sido transformadas a través del servicio dedicado y acompañamiento suministrado por el personal de Crecemos en los años recién pasados.
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