CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 6, 1991
In spite of the grim facts and statistics you reported in your article "Holes Seen in Safety Net for County's Children" (Dec. 20), I am glad you gave them the coverage and space they deserve. As a volunteer who spent many hours working on last September's "Candlelight Vigil for Children" to herald the first World Summit for Children, I stand firmly behind our government keeping its commitment to all the world's children, including those in Orange County. We must continue to build "a constituency for children" to monitor our government's program on the seven goals for children to be reached by the year 2000.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 15, 1988
Szulc concludes that better quality of life will be achieved through the grass-roots efforts of rural Indians themselves. I share this view and would like to see more of our own development aid directed toward helping the poor to help themselves. UNICEF's work provides an inspiring example. When parents are mobilized to help their own children, as in UNICEF's worldwide immunization campaigns, they witness the link between immunization and the health of their children, between truly generous outside help and the improvements they can make in their own lives.
December 20, 2007 |
In a statement posted on its website, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has challenged portions of a Los Angeles Times article about Global Fund efforts in Africa. The Times report, published Sunday, said the Global Fund and other programs supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have had a mixed effect on key measures of societal health in sub-Saharan Africa.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 22, 1986
It was hard to keep from crying after reading Marjorie Miller's sad article (July 7) about the economic problems the people of Nicaragua are suffering. I remember well how, only a few years ago, the whole world looked at what was happening in Nicaragua as a model for developing nations. Child mortality was lessened. Illiteracy was fading away. Somewhere in the midst of this progress the United States decided because democracy, as we know it, wasn't being practiced--and because Cubans and Soviets were in the area--the social strides made by the Sandinistas were invalid.
February 28, 2000 |
Tell me it wasn't political when, in choosing Oscar nominees, members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences imposed a total blackout on "Three Kings." That's the film that dared to criticize George Bush Sr. for telling anti-Saddam Hussein Iraqi militants at the end of the Gulf War in 1991 that if they'd rise up against their tyrant, he'd help them--and then left them to twist in the wind.
September 27, 2007 |
President Bush and Afghan President Hamid Karzai agreed Wednesday on the need to work jointly to fight narcotics trafficking, terrorism and a resurgent Taliban, and on the necessity of international help with energy needs, a White House official said. The two, in New York for the annual gathering of the U.N. General Assembly, met for about 30 minutes at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. Bush used the session for an update on conditions in Afghanistan six years after the U.S.
November 30, 2001 |
Nearly 18 million children are living in poverty in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, despite 10 years of growing economies in the region, the U.N. Children's Fund said Thursday. The vast majority of poor children--16 million--live in former Soviet countries, UNICEF said in its 192-page report, "A Decade of Transition." In Moldova and Tajikistan, nearly three-quarters of children live on less than $2.15 a day--a World Bank yardstick for poverty.
November 11, 2006 |
Thousands of Iraqis are believed to have died from shortages of medicine, vital equipment and qualified doctors, despite an infusion of nearly half a billion dollars from U.S. coffers into this country's healthcare system, Iraqi officials and American observers say. Raging sectarian violence as well as theft, corruption and mismanagement have drained health resources and made deliveries of supplies difficult.
May 2, 2008 |
Responding to skyrocketing global food prices, President Bush asked Congress on Thursday for $770 million in emergency foreign aid targeted at the neediest in the developing world. The announcement was welcomed on Capitol Hill. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) promised that Congress would "respond rapidly to the growing urgent need for international food assistance."
February 4, 1990 |
On many days, 12-year-old Safiullah and his brother, Dilagha, 7, begin scavenging after school. The two Afghans wander the roads and fields near this massive refugee camp in the desert, 35 miles north of Peshawar. They look for twigs, scraps of paper--anything to fuel a fire and help their adopted family survive. Four years ago their father, a moujahedeen resistance fighter, was killed in battle. Their mother died in a bombing.