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Press Centre (1/2007)

2007/01/22 - Bird flu devastates a family in eastern Turkey

Van, Turkey, 18 January 2007 -- In the shadow of Mount Ararat, a father in eastern Turkey is trying to recover from the death of his 16-year-old daughter, Fatma. A year after Fatma died from avian influenza, Mehmet Emin Özcan is still dazed and refuses to believe the doctors who suggest that she became ill after handling an infected duck in the family's kitchen.

2007/01/16 - UNICEF: 60 years of building a world fit for children

December ushered in the sixtieth anniversary of the foundation of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). Throughout these sixty years, I have been associated in many capacities -- whether in New York, Paris or Ankara - with the humanitarian efforts of the international community. Among the signatories to the Constitution of the World Health Organisation, also founded in 1946, I am the sole survivor.

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