CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 13, 1988
Rotary International is making an extraordinary gift to the world's children: more than $120 million to fund polio vaccine and to support a global program of expanded vaccinations to protect against polio, measles, diphtheria, whooping cough, tetanus and tuberculosis.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 15, 1993 |
The annual UNICEF drive to raise money for needy children kicks off today when the Ventura chapter of the United Nations Assn. begins selling an assortment of greeting cards and other items. All proceeds from the holiday greeting cards and gifts, which are on display at Household Bank at 3310 Telegraph Road in Ventura, go to the United Nations Children's Fund to help poor and sick children worldwide. "There's a lot to do, and we're doing the best we can," said Cecilia Fargo, a local organizer.
August 13, 1985 |
Some of the world's most celebrated opera singers are planning to participate in a concert to raise money for African famine victims modeled on the hugely successful Live Aid rock event last month, a spokesman for the event has announced. Tenors Luciano Pavarotti and Jose Carreras, along with mezzo-soprano Agnes Baltsa are expected to be among those appearing at the Arena di Verona in Italy on Sunday, publicist Don Verona said in announcing details of the concert in London.
May 8, 1985 |
Orange County musicians and artists have organized a June 8 concert at Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre, dubbed "Orange County Artists for World Hunger," to benefit the United Nations Children's Emergency Fund. Among the local acts who will perform at the all-day concert will be the James Harman Band, Psychobud, T.S.O.L., Cathedral of Tears, DIN, the International Reggae All-stars, ESP jazz band and folk singer April Danielle.
May 31, 1991 |
Typhoid fever and malnutrition are spreading in Iraq because of water-supply disruptions and shortages of food, especially baby formula, international relief organizations say. U.N. sanctions imposed on Iraq last August are eroding health and nutrition by preventing the import of enough anti-typhoid drugs, chlorine for water purification and basic foodstuffs for its 18 million people, they say.
April 6, 1989 |
Actress Audrey Hepburn appealed for help for the world's poor children today, telling Congress they were among the hardest-hit victims of the Third World debt crisis. "Children are too fragile to wait until the economic crisis is past," the star of the films "My Fair Lady" and "Breakfast at Tiffany's" told a House Appropriations subcommittee. Hepburn was appearing as a volunteer for the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).
April 22, 1987 |
President Reagan will award posthumous Medals of Freedom to actor Danny Kaye and composer Meredith Willson, the White House announced Tuesday. Others chosen for the nation's highest civilian honor are conductor Mstislav Rostropovich, Frederick Patterson, founder of the United Negro College Fund, and Nathan Perlmutter, executive director of the Anti-Defamation League. The awards will be presented June 23 at the White House, the announcement said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 15, 1985
Your editorial was a welcome change from the usual distressing news from El Salvador. It is encouraging to learn that lifesaving forces are also in practice in that war-torn country. "There are no longer any scientific or technological limits to mass immunization," Jonas Salk has said. "All that remains to be done is to put all this on a larger scale and apply it." Colombia, with the help of UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund) and the World Health Organization, has provided a model that proves a developing country can protect its children against diphtheria, whooping cough, tetanus, measles and polio.
December 21, 2006 |
Sri Lanka's government Wednesday accused Tamil Tiger rebels of abducting more than 400 youths from government-controlled areas this year to be trained as combatants, and it asked the insurgents to stop. The United Nations children's agency, UNICEF, also said insurgents are known to have recruited 539 underage fighters this year through November, although the group believes the actual number could be three times greater.