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Somalia and Kenya

“It’s the most dangerous place for a child to be,” Clay explained. “In the lower part of the country, southern part, I feel it’s a more desperate situation than any place we’ve ever been.”

UNICEF Somalia and Kenya


Links:

Where is the Outrage - 7/9/08 - Fieldnotes

Keep spreading the word - 7/15/08 - Fieldnotes

Clay Aiken calls for Kenya's kids to return to school - 7/22/08 Fieldnotes

Clay Aiken: Give the gift of growing up

 
 
 

Crisis in the Horn of Africa


Clay Aiken Talks about the Tap Project


Clay Aiken Talks about the Tap Project

Give the Gift of Growing Up


Clay talks about how insecticide treated bednets are being used to protect children in Somalia.

28 July 2011 - Huffington Post Blog: "Support Somalia (Because Mother Nature Ain't)"
Clay wrote a blog urging Huffington Post readers to donate to Unicef on behalf of the children and families affected by drought in the Horn of Africa. He made an analogy between his irrigation pond, essential only to keep his grass green, and the more important pond used by families in Somalia, essential for their lives. He made the choice to donate to Somalia rather than spend money on his lawn; he suggested to readers to make the same choice.  
 
 

Debut of Unicef PSA for Horn of Africa famine relief
This video was debuted at www.clayaiken.com on July 23, 2011.  Clay is the only Unicef celebrity ambassador who has visited Somalia so he debuted the video on his official web site.
 
AOL interview:  Clay Aiken Uses His Powerful Voice.
Clay was interviewed about the unprecedented drought and famine in the Horn of Africa and Somalia.  He urged donations to Unicef to help the affected children.



12/30/09 The UNICEF website posted Clay's Huffington Post blog in their 'Field Notes' section the following day. They included a great photo of Clay with Somali children taken during his visit to the area.


Dec. 29/09 Clay posted a blog/article on developments in Somalia for the Huffington Post on-line news site. Having traveled to the country in his capacity as UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, he had personally seen the conditions in the country and knew of progress made and improvements still desperately needed.



Jan 15th, 2009 Last year in Somalia, Clay recorded a promo message for the up-coming 2009 TAP project. Sales of glasses of water at restaurants during that period will go to support 'clean water' initiatives in poverty-stricken areas.


'Malaria No More' and UNICEF worked together to raise funds for simple mosquito nets which could help stop the spread of the disease.
 
UNICEF Field Notes Blog posted on September 9, 2008.



Clay Aiken calls for Kenya's kids to return to school

UNICEF Field Notes Blog posted on July 22, 2008.


Somalia: Keep spreading the word
 
UNICEF Field Notes Blog posted on July 15, 2008.


Somalia: Where is the outrage? 
 
UNICEF Field Notes Blog posted on July 9, 2008



UNICEF USA Ambassador Clay Aiken visits Somalia
 
 
UNICEFUSA News Release about Clay's visit


Clay also appeared on The Survival Project: One Child at a Time on CNN on July 6th, 2008.


Clay's message about Somalia was picked up by many sources.
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