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Afghanistan Visit

In April 2007, Clay visited Afghanistan with UNICEF as part of his Goodwill Ambassador duties. Clay wrote about his experiences in UNICEF's field notes blog and a short video on his work can be seen on the international UNICEF site. He visited schools and health clinics and administered an oral polio vaccine to an Afghani baby. At the end of his visit, he met with the international press about his observations, where spoke about the progress Afghanistan has made and the work still to be done. Upon his return, UNICEF published Clay's Appeal for Afghanistan and issued a challenge to raise $100,000 in 10 days. The goal was reached in just 7 days.Go to for more information. There was over 180,000 dollars raised in ten days. He went to Kabul and Bamyan.

Afghanistan pictures


From April 3rd - 11th, 2007, Clay visited Afghanistan for UNICEF

UNICEF video of Clay in Afghanistan

This is a youtube video from UNICEF.

UNICEF also has a beautiful slideshow on their site. Please check out this link to view it.

On 4/12/07, Clay issued a challenge through UNICEF to raise $100,000 in 10 days to help support educational work in Afghanistan. That challenge was met in less than half that time.

On 4/13/07, Diane Sawyer was reporting on her recent trip to Afghanistan. She mentioned running into Clay and showed a few short clips of him.

On 4/20/07, Clay appeared for an interview that aired on Entertainment Tonight and was posted online. He focused on his recent trip to Afghanistan.

On 4/26/07, Clay appeared on the Today show to talk about his experiences in Afghanistan as a UNICEF ambassador.

Before his interview on the Today show, Clay answered some questions for Dan Fleschner on his NBC blog, Live From Studio 1A. Here is the link.

MSNBC also has this interview on their website to view. Here is the link to that video.

On 4/26/07, Clay appeared on the Leonard Lopate Radio Show. It was for a segment called underreported and it focused on health care and education in Afghanistan.

Here are the links to that radio interview.

Leonard Lopate Radio Interview Pt. 1

Leonard Lopate Radio Interview Pt. 2

On 5/10/07, Clay appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live to discuss his upcoming tour and cd and his recent trip for UNICEF.

On June 23, 2007, Weekly Reader featured an online profile about Clay's work with UNICEF. (part one)

On June 23, 2007, Weekly Reader featured an online profile about Clay's work with UNICEF. (part two)

On 11/1/07, Clay was invited to address a group of teachers at Yale. He spoke about his UNICEF trip to Afghanistan.