UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Mia Farrow has travelled to Chad and the
Democratic Republic of the Congo to visit UNICEF's life-saving work for children, and to promote efforts to wipe out polio.
14 February 2012 - Today was an exciting day for me. I got to see dear friends who I've been visiting over my 14 trips to Chad.
I’m in the Djabal camp for Darfur refugees. These families came seeking protection from the atrocities in the Darfur region. Almost nine years have passed, and no peace has come to Darfur.
People are afraid to go back. But even under these deplorable circumstances, they demonstrate an unparalleled courage, generosity, resilience and humour.
They are also great parents. It’s hard for them to sustain any real
vision of hope for their own futures, but their hopes for their children
hold no limits. Like all parents, they want their children to have a
good education and to be healthy.
Mia chats with women taking part in a UNICEF-supported income-generating project in a refugee camp in Chad. The country’s eastern and southern regions contain numerous camps for Chadians displaced by internal conflict and for refugees from conflict in Sudan and the Central African Republic.© UNICEF/NYHQ2012-0052/Olivier Asselin
People talked about the upcoming UNICEF-supported polio vaccination day. Mothers of little kids plan to have them vaccinated.
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Mia Farrow is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador