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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.
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.
May 31, 1991 | Reuters
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 | From Times wire services
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 | Associated Press
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.
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 | 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.
Children's advocates in the eastern San Gabriel Valley met Wednesday to talk about how their agencies can take part in an international move to combat children's deaths from disease, malnutrition and abuse. Some local efforts are already under way. Jean McIntosh, director of the Child Welfare League of America in San Dimas, said her organization supports the McKinley Home for Boys, which helps boys ages 5 to 12 who have been abused.
March 13, 2002 | From Reuters
Although "spectacular gains" have been made against some nutritional deficiencies, one-third of children in the developing world are malnourished, according to a report released today. The report by the United Nations Children's Fund found that child malnutrition in the developing world had fallen from 32% to 28%, or about 150 million children in all. But nearly half the children in South Asia and nearly one-third in sub-Saharan Africa were malnourished, the report said.
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