According to a statement by UNICEF executive director Ann M. Veneman,"UNICEF is deploying necessary supplies to Jacmel and Port-au-Prince as quickly as possible to assist with recovery efforts including clean water and sanitation, therapeutic foods, medical supplies and temporary shelter. We will also be focusing on children who have become separated from their families to protect them from harm or exploitation. Expert estimates suggest that 46% of Haiti’s nearly 10 million people are under 18 years of age."
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