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WORLD
May 17, 2002 | From Associated Press
Afghan boys and girls are streaming back into Kabul's schools at a rate that is exceeding all expectations, a U.N. spokesman said Thursday. Manoel de Almeida e Silva said a "snap survey"--preliminary polling by the United Nations Children's Fund of half the Afghan capital's 200 elementary schools--found that 34% more children of elementary school age were enrolled than had been expected.
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WORLD
December 21, 2006 | From the Associated Press
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 16, 1988
In his article "A Mortal Danger to Israel's Existence" (Op-Ed Page, Jan. 31), David Bar-Illan contended that "Egypt forbids maps with the name "Israel" in its schools." These are some facts on that matter: --Egypt's Ministry of Education has been distributing an atlas for schools throughout Egypt in which not only is the name of Israel mentioned, but also its territory is mapped out. --The United Nations Children's Fund distributed its own maps to some Egyptian schools with the map of Israel shown covering Israel proper as well as Israeli-occupied Gaza and West Bank.
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 | SCOTT HADLY
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 13, 1985 | From Reuters
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 8, 1985 | RANDY LEWIS, Times Staff Writer
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.
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