Katy Perry Visits Madagascar In Support Of UNICEF

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Katy Perry Visits Madagascar In Support Of UNICEF
AMPIHAONANA, MADAGASCAR - APRIL 5: In this handout provided by UNICEF, UNICEF supporter Katy Perry takes photographs, during a visit to a primary school in the village of Ampihaonana on April 5, 2013 in Analanjirofo Region. An education is an incredible opportunity here, where children and teachers walk 45 minutes just to get to school," said Ms. Perry, during the visit. The school was previously destroyed by a cyclone and rebuilt by the community, with UNICEF support. From 4 to 6 April 2013 in Madagascar, internationally acclaimed American singer/songwriter and UNICEF supporter Katy Perry visited UNICEF programmes in health, nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene, education, child protection and youth development. The visit helped to focus attention on the situation of children in the country, one of the poorest in the world that is still recovering from a political crisis and an ensuing coup in 2009. Currently, some 82 per cent of Malagasies are unable to afford basic needs and services, including food and healthcare. Rates of under-five mortality have decreased but are still unacceptably high, with preventable conditions, such as malaria, diarrhoeal diseases and respiratory infections, causing the majority of deaths. Fully half of the country's children are stunted from chronic malnutrition, a condition that causes often lifelong physical and mental impairment. Maternal mortality, also high, takes the lives of eight women each day. Severely limited access to safe drinking water and improved sanitation facilities, the increased frequency and intensity of natural disasters, and declining public funding for education are also impeding the ability of Malagasy children to survive and thrive. UNICEF has appealed for over US$14.9 million to support addressing these shortfalls throughout 2013. (Photo by UNICEF via Getty Images)
Photo by UNICEF via Getty Images
Katy Perry Visits Madagascar In Support Of UNICEF
Katy Perry Visits Madagascar In Support Of UNICEF
ANDRORANGA VOLA, MADAGASCAR - APRIL 6: In this handout provided by UNICEF, UNICEF supporter Katy Perry speaks with twin girls and their mother, during a visit to a nutrition centre in the village of Androranga Vola on April 6, 2013 in Analanjirofo Region, Madagascar. The centre, run by a community health worker, identifies child malnutrition and works with mothers to improve their nutrition intake. Poor maternal nutrition, poor feeding practises and poor food quality all contribute to the high chronic malnutrition rates. From 4 to 6 April 2013 in Madagascar, internationally acclaimed American singer/songwriter and UNICEF supporter Katy Perry visited UNICEF programmes in health, nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene, education, child protection and youth development. The visit helped to focus attention on the situation of children in the country, one of the poorest in the world that is still recovering from a political crisis and an ensuing coup in 2009. Currently, some 82 per cent of Malagasies are unable to afford basic needs and services, including food and healthcare. Rates of under-five mortality have decreased but are still unacceptably high, with preventable conditions, such as malaria, diarrhoeal diseases and respiratory infections, causing the majority of deaths. Fully half of the country?s children are stunted from chronic malnutrition, a condition that causes often lifelong physical and mental impairment. Maternal mortality, also high, takes the lives of eight women each day. Severely limited access to safe drinking water and improved sanitation facilities, the increased frequency and intensity of natural disasters, and declining public funding for education are also impeding the ability of Malagasy children to survive and thrive. UNICEF has appealed for over US$14.9 million to support addressing these shortfalls throughout 2013. (Photo by UNICEF via Getty Images)
Katy Perry Visits Madagascar In Support Of UNICEF
Katy Perry Visits Madagascar In Support Of UNICEF
SAHAVOLA, MADAGASCAR - APRIL 5: In this handout provided by UNICEF, UNICEF supporter Katy Perry visits a pre-school in the village of Sahavola on April 5, 2013 in Analanjirofo Region, Madagascar. One hundred and seventeen children, aged 3 to 6 years old, attend the school where they learn the importance of thinking creatively and working collaboratively. They are also learning the importance of good health and hygiene practises. The school was built and furnished, as well as provided with learning materials, separate latrines for girls and boys, and access to safe water, with UNICEF support. From 4 to 6 April 2013 in Madagascar, internationally acclaimed American singer/songwriter and UNICEF supporter Katy Perry visited UNICEF programmes in health, nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene, education, child protection and youth development. The visit helped to focus attention on the situation of children in the country, one of the poorest in the world that is still recovering from a political crisis and an ensuing coup in 2009. Currently, some 82 per cent of Malagasies are unable to afford basic needs and services, including food and healthcare. Rates of under-five mortality have decreased but are still unacceptably high, with preventable conditions, such as malaria, diarrhoeal diseases and respiratory infections, causing the majority of deaths. Fully half of the country?s children are stunted from chronic malnutrition, a condition that causes often lifelong physical and mental impairment. Maternal mortality, also high, takes the lives of eight women each day. Severely limited access to safe drinking water and improved sanitation facilities, the increased frequency and intensity of natural disasters, and declining public funding for education are also impeding the ability of Malagasy children to survive and thrive. UNICEF has appealed for over US$14.9 million to support addressing these shortfalls throughout 2013. (Photo by UNICEF via Getty Images)
Katy Perry Visits Madagascar In Support Of UNICEF
Katy Perry Visits Madagascar In Support Of UNICEF
ANTANANARIVO, MADAGASCAR - APRIL 5: In this handout provided by UNICEF, UNICEF supporter Katy Perry visits the Ilaiko Child Protection Centre on April 5, 2013 in Antananarivo, Madagascar. From 4 to 6 April 2013 in Madagascar, internationally acclaimed American singer/songwriter and UNICEF supporter Katy Perry visited UNICEF programmes in health, nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene, education, child protection and youth development. The visit helped to focus attention on the situation of children in the country, one of the poorest in the world that is still recovering from a political crisis and an ensuing coup in 2009. Currently, some 82 per cent of Malagasies are unable to afford basic needs and services, including food and healthcare. Rates of under-five mortality have decreased but are still unacceptably high, with preventable conditions, such as malaria, diarrhoeal diseases and respiratory infections, causing the majority of deaths. Fully half of the country?s children are stunted from chronic malnutrition, a condition that causes often lifelong physical and mental impairment. Maternal mortality, also high, takes the lives of eight women each day. Severely limited access to safe drinking water and improved sanitation facilities, the increased frequency and intensity of natural disasters, and declining public funding for education are also impeding the ability of Malagasy children to survive and thrive. UNICEF has appealed for over US$14.9 million to support addressing these shortfalls throughout 2013. (Photo by UNICEF via Getty Images)
Katy Perry Visits Madagascar In Support Of UNICEF
Katy Perry Visits Madagascar In Support Of UNICEF
SAHAVOLA, MADAGASCAR - APRIL 5: In this handout provided by UNICEF, UNICEF supporter Katy Perry visits a pre-school in the village of Sahavola on April 5, 2013 in Analanjirofo Region, Madagascar. One hundred and seventeen children, aged 3 to 6 years old, attend the school where they learn the importance of thinking creatively and working collaboratively. They are also learning the importance of good health and hygiene practises. The school was built and furnished, as well as provided with learning materials, separate latrines for girls and boys, and access to safe water, with UNICEF support. From 4 to 6 April 2013 in Madagascar, internationally acclaimed American singer/songwriter and UNICEF supporter Katy Perry visited UNICEF programmes in health, nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene, education, child protection and youth development. The visit helped to focus attention on the situation of children in the country, one of the poorest in the world that is still recovering from a political crisis and an ensuing coup in 2009. Currently, some 82 per cent of Malagasies are unable to afford basic needs and services, including food and healthcare. Rates of under-five mortality have decreased but are still unacceptably high, with preventable conditions, such as malaria, diarrhoeal diseases and respiratory infections, causing the majority of deaths. Fully half of the country?s children are stunted from chronic malnutrition, a condition that causes often lifelong physical and mental impairment. Maternal mortality, also high, takes the lives of eight women each day. Severely limited access to safe drinking water and improved sanitation facilities, the increased frequency and intensity of natural disasters, and declining public funding for education are also impeding the ability of Malagasy children to survive and thrive. UNICEF has appealed for over US$14.9 million to support addressing these shortfalls throughout 2013. (Photo by UNICEF via Getty Images)
Katy Perry Visits Madagascar In Support Of UNICEF
Katy Perry Visits Madagascar In Support Of UNICEF
AMPIHAONANA, MADAGASCAR - APRIL 5: In this handout provided by UNICEF, UNICEF supporter Katy Perry pumps water from a Mark II type pump, during a visit to a primary school in the village of Ampihaonana on April 5, 2013 in Analanjirofo Region. An education is an incredible opportunity here, where children and teachers walk 45 minutes just to get to school," said Ms. Perry, during the visit. The school was previously destroyed by a cyclone and rebuilt by the community, with UNICEF support. From 4 to 6 April 2013 in Madagascar, internationally acclaimed American singer/songwriter and UNICEF supporter Katy Perry visited UNICEF programmes in health, nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene, education, child protection and youth development. The visit helped to focus attention on the situation of children in the country, one of the poorest in the world that is still recovering from a political crisis and an ensuing coup in 2009. Currently, some 82 per cent of Malagasies are unable to afford basic needs and services, including food and healthcare. Rates of under-five mortality have decreased but are still unacceptably high, with preventable conditions, such as malaria, diarrhoeal diseases and respiratory infections, causing the majority of deaths. Fully half of the country's children are stunted from chronic malnutrition, a condition that causes often lifelong physical and mental impairment. Maternal mortality, also high, takes the lives of eight women each day. Severely limited access to safe drinking water and improved sanitation facilities, the increased frequency and intensity of natural disasters, and declining public funding for education are also impeding the ability of Malagasy children to survive and thrive. UNICEF has appealed for over US$14.9 million to support addressing these shortfalls throughout 2013. (Photo by UNICEF via Getty Images)
Katy Perry Visits Madagascar In Support Of UNICEF
Katy Perry Visits Madagascar In Support Of UNICEF
AMPIHAONANA, MADAGASCAR - APRIL 5: In this handout provided by UNICEF, UNICEF supporter Katy Perry joins a game of jump rope with children, during a visit to a primary school in the village of Ampihaonana on April 5, 2013 in Analanjirofo Region. An education is an incredible opportunity here, where children and teachers walk 45 minutes just to get to school," said Ms. Perry, during the visit. The school was previously destroyed by a cyclone and rebuilt by the community, with UNICEF support. From 4 to 6 April 2013 in Madagascar, internationally acclaimed American singer/songwriter and UNICEF supporter Katy Perry visited UNICEF programmes in health, nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene, education, child protection and youth development. The visit helped to focus attention on the situation of children in the country, one of the poorest in the world that is still recovering from a political crisis and an ensuing coup in 2009. Currently, some 82 per cent of Malagasies are unable to afford basic needs and services, including food and healthcare. Rates of under-five mortality have decreased but are still unacceptably high, with preventable conditions, such as malaria, diarrhoeal diseases and respiratory infections, causing the majority of deaths. Fully half of the country's children are stunted from chronic malnutrition, a condition that causes often lifelong physical and mental impairment. Maternal mortality, also high, takes the lives of eight women each day. Severely limited access to safe drinking water and improved sanitation facilities, the increased frequency and intensity of natural disasters, and declining public funding for education are also impeding the ability of Malagasy children to survive and thrive. UNICEF has appealed for over US$14.9 million to support addressing these shortfalls throughout 2013. (Photo by UNICEF via Getty Images)
Katy Perry Visits Madagascar In Support Of UNICEF
Katy Perry Visits Madagascar In Support Of UNICEF
SAHAVOLA, MADAGASCAR - APRIL 5: In this handout provided by UNICEF, UNICEF supporter Katy Perry visits a pre-school in the village of Sahavola on April 5, 2013 in Analanjirofo Region, Madagascar. One hundred and seventeen children, aged 3 to 6 years old, attend the school where they learn the importance of thinking creatively and working collaboratively. They are also learning the importance of good health and hygiene practises. The school was built and furnished, as well as provided with learning materials, separate latrines for girls and boys, and access to safe water, with UNICEF support. From 4 to 6 April 2013 in Madagascar, internationally acclaimed American singer/songwriter and UNICEF supporter Katy Perry visited UNICEF programmes in health, nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene, education, child protection and youth development. The visit helped to focus attention on the situation of children in the country, one of the poorest in the world that is still recovering from a political crisis and an ensuing coup in 2009. Currently, some 82 per cent of Malagasies are unable to afford basic needs and services, including food and healthcare. Rates of under-five mortality have decreased but are still unacceptably high, with preventable conditions, such as malaria, diarrhoeal diseases and respiratory infections, causing the majority of deaths. Fully half of the country?s children are stunted from chronic malnutrition, a condition that causes often lifelong physical and mental impairment. Maternal mortality, also high, takes the lives of eight women each day. Severely limited access to safe drinking water and improved sanitation facilities, the increased frequency and intensity of natural disasters, and declining public funding for education are also impeding the ability of Malagasy children to survive and thrive. UNICEF has appealed for over US$14.9 million to support addressing these shortfalls throughout 2013. (Photo by UNICEF via Getty Images)
Katy Perry Visits Madagascar In Support Of UNICEF
Katy Perry Visits Madagascar In Support Of UNICEF
ANDRORANGA VOLA, MADAGASCAR - APRIL 6: In this handout provided by UNICEF, UNICEF supporter Katy Perry speaks with a community health worker about the benefits of a supplementary food powder, during a visit to a nutrition centre in the village of Androranga Vola on April 6, 2013 in Analanjirofo Region, Madagascar. The centre, run by a community health worker, identifies child malnutrition and works with mothers to improve their nutrition intake. Poor maternal nutrition, poor feeding practises and poor food quality all contribute to the high chronic malnutrition rates. From 4 to 6 April 2013 in Madagascar, internationally acclaimed American singer/songwriter and UNICEF supporter Katy Perry visited UNICEF programmes in health, nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene, education, child protection and youth development. The visit helped to focus attention on the situation of children in the country, one of the poorest in the world that is still recovering from a political crisis and an ensuing coup in 2009. Currently, some 82 per cent of Malagasies are unable to afford basic needs and services, including food and healthcare. Rates of under-five mortality have decreased but are still unacceptably high, with preventable conditions, such as malaria, diarrhoeal diseases and respiratory infections, causing the majority of deaths. Fully half of the country?s children are stunted from chronic malnutrition, a condition that causes often lifelong physical and mental impairment. Maternal mortality, also high, takes the lives of eight women each day. Severely limited access to safe drinking water and improved sanitation facilities, the increased frequency and intensity of natural disasters, and declining public funding for education are also impeding the ability of Malagasy children to survive and thrive. UNICEF has appealed for over US$14.9 million to support addressing these shortfalls throughout 2013. (Photo by UNICEF via Getty Images)
Katy Perry Visits Madagascar In Support Of UNICEF
Katy Perry Visits Madagascar In Support Of UNICEF
AMPIHAONANA, MADAGASCAR - APRIL 5: In this handout provided by UNICEF, UNICEF supporter Katy Perry joins a group of women, one of whom is holding a small child, during a visit to a primary school in the village of Ampihaonana on April 5, 2013 in Analanjirofo Region. An education is an incredible opportunity here, where children and teachers walk 45 minutes just to get to school," said Ms. Perry, during the visit. The school was previously destroyed by a cyclone and rebuilt by the community, with UNICEF support. From 4 to 6 April 2013 in Madagascar, internationally acclaimed American singer/songwriter and UNICEF supporter Katy Perry visited UNICEF programmes in health, nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene, education, child protection and youth development. The visit helped to focus attention on the situation of children in the country, one of the poorest in the world that is still recovering from a political crisis and an ensuing coup in 2009. Currently, some 82 per cent of Malagasies are unable to afford basic needs and services, including food and healthcare. Rates of under-five mortality have decreased but are still unacceptably high, with preventable conditions, such as malaria, diarrhoeal diseases and respiratory infections, causing the majority of deaths. Fully half of the country's children are stunted from chronic malnutrition, a condition that causes often lifelong physical and mental impairment. Maternal mortality, also high, takes the lives of eight women each day. Severely limited access to safe drinking water and improved sanitation facilities, the increased frequency and intensity of natural disasters, and declining public funding for education are also impeding the ability of Malagasy children to survive and thrive. UNICEF has appealed for over US$14.9 million to support addressing these shortfalls throughout 2013. (Photo by UNICEF via Getty Images)
Katy Perry Visits Madagascar In Support Of UNICEF
Katy Perry Visits Madagascar In Support Of UNICEF
TAMATAVE, MADAGASCAR - APRIL 6: In this handout provided by UNICEF, UNICEF supporter Katy Perry walks with a small boy she has just met, during her visit to the Tamatave Youth Centre in the city of Tamatave on April 6, 2013 in Atsinanana Region, Madagascar. The centre supports recreational activities for adolescents. From 4 to 6 April 2013 in Madagascar, internationally acclaimed American singer/songwriter and UNICEF supporter Katy Perry visited UNICEF programmes in health, nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene, education, child protection and youth development. The visit helped to focus attention on the situation of children in the country, one of the poorest in the world that is still recovering from a political crisis and an ensuing coup in 2009. Currently, some 82 per cent of Malagasies are unable to afford basic needs and services, including food and healthcare. Rates of under-five mortality have decreased but are still unacceptably high, with preventable conditions, such as malaria, diarrhoeal diseases and respiratory infections, causing the majority of deaths. Fully half of the country?s children are stunted from chronic malnutrition, a condition that causes often lifelong physical and mental impairment. Maternal mortality, also high, takes the lives of eight women each day. Severely limited access to safe drinking water and improved sanitation facilities, the increased frequency and intensity of natural disasters, and declining public funding for education are also impeding the ability of Malagasy children to survive and thrive. UNICEF has appealed for over US$14.9 million to support addressing these shortfalls throughout 2013. (Photo by UNICEF via Getty Images)
Katy Perry Visits Madagascar In Support Of UNICEF
Katy Perry Visits Madagascar In Support Of UNICEF
AMPASINA, MADAGASCAR - APRIL 5: In this handout provided by UNICEF, UNICEF supporter Katy Perry visits new mothers at the Ampasina Maningory Health Centre in the village of Ampasina Maningory on April 5, 2013 in Analanjirofo Region, Madagascar. From 4 to 6 April 2013 in Madagascar, internationally acclaimed American singer/songwriter and UNICEF supporter Katy Perry visited UNICEF programmes in health, nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene, education, child protection and youth development. The visit helped to focus attention on the situation of children in the country, one of the poorest in the world that is still recovering from a political crisis and an ensuing coup in 2009. Currently, some 82 per cent of Malagasies are unable to afford basic needs and services, including food and healthcare. Rates of under-five mortality have decreased but are still unacceptably high, with preventable conditions, such as malaria, diarrhoeal diseases and respiratory infections, causing the majority of deaths. Fully half of the country?s children are stunted from chronic malnutrition, a condition that causes often lifelong physical and mental impairment. Maternal mortality, also high, takes the lives of eight women each day. Severely limited access to safe drinking water and improved sanitation facilities, the increased frequency and intensity of natural disasters, and declining public funding for education are also impeding the ability of Malagasy children to survive and thrive. UNICEF has appealed for over US$14.9 million to support addressing these shortfalls throughout 2013. (Photo by UNICEF via Getty Images)
Katy Perry Visits Madagascar In Support Of UNICEF
Katy Perry Visits Madagascar In Support Of UNICEF
TAMATAVEON, MADAGASCAR - APRIL 5: In this handout provided by UNICEF, UNICEF supporter Katy Perry (R) visits a protection centre in the city of Tamataveon April 5, 2013 in Atsinanana Region, Madagascar. From 4 to 6 April 2013 in Madagascar, internationally acclaimed American singer/songwriter and UNICEF supporter Katy Perry visited UNICEF programmes in health, nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene, education, child protection and youth development. The visit helped to focus attention on the situation of children in the country, one of the poorest in the world that is still recovering from a political crisis and an ensuing coup in 2009. Currently, some 82 per cent of Malagasies are unable to afford basic needs and services, including food and healthcare. Rates of under-five mortality have decreased but are still unacceptably high, with preventable conditions, such as malaria, diarrhoeal diseases and respiratory infections, causing the majority of deaths. Fully half of the country?s children are stunted from chronic malnutrition, a condition that causes often lifelong physical and mental impairment. Maternal mortality, also high, takes the lives of eight women each day. Severely limited access to safe drinking water and improved sanitation facilities, the increased frequency and intensity of natural disasters, and declining public funding for education are also impeding the ability of Malagasy children to survive and thrive. UNICEF has appealed for over US$14.9 million to support addressing these shortfalls throughout 2013. (Photo by UNICEF via Getty Images)
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