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Bellamy Sees Improvements for Children in DPRK


Bellamy Sees Improvements for Children in DPRK

UN Efforts Are Working, She Says, But Major Challenges Remain

SEOUL -- Despite international isolation and a political impasse with the West, efforts to save and improve the lives of North Korean children are working, the head of UNICEF said today, citing vastly improved immunization rates and better systems for finding and treating cases of severe malnutrition.

But despite the positive results, UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy said social service infrastructure in the country is in a severe state of decline and poses serious challenges to the future of Korean children.

To read a full text of the press release, view a photo essay from Bellamy's visit and see the video in streaming, please visit: http://www.unicef.org/media/media_19854.html

ATTN: Broadcasters: Video of Ms. Bellamy's trip to DPRK is available on Reuters and APTN feeds and was broadcast 9 a.m. EST 16 March 2004

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