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Syrian children host the President of Germany in Kahramanmaraş


German President Joachim Gauck came together with Syrian children at UNICEF Child Friendly Space in Kahramanmaraş Camp. ©UNICEF/Turkey-2014/Yurtsever
KAHRAMANMARAŞ, Turkey, 28 April 2014 - The President of Germany Joachim Gauck and his partner Ms Daniela Schadt, Patroness of UNICEF Germany, visited UNICEF's Child Friendly Space in the Turkish border camp of Kahramanmaraş on 27th April, 2014. 

President Gauck and Ms Schadt were treated to a taste of the creative activities the children accomplish in the Child Friendly Space. The couple watched with great interest the drama performed by Syrian children followed by short films made by the Syrian children as part of their “One Minute Junior Videos” activity. After the video presentations, the children were given the chance to ask President Gauck questions.

At the end of the visit President Gauck and Ms Schadt distributed crayons to the children and posed with the children for photos. UNICEF Turkey Representative, Dr Ayman Abulaban accompanied President Gauck and Ms Schadt during the visit and updated them on UNICEF’s vital activities provided for the Syrian children across Turkey.
UNICEF Turkey Country Office, Yukarı Dikmen Mah. Alexsander Dubçek Cd. 7/106, 06450 Çankaya/Ankara. Telephone: +90 312 454 1000 Fax: +90 312 496 1461 E-mail: ankara@unicef.org