United Nations Children's Fund

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United Nations Children's Fund

Commonly called UNICEF (formerly United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund). An organization within the United Nations that provides humanitarian and other aid to women and children, especially in the developing world. It provides food, shelter, medicine and other necessary supplies. It is financed by governments and individuals globally. It was established in 1946.
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An ethnic Tamil paramilitary group that supports Sri Lanka's government in its fight with the Tamil Tiger rebels has agreed to release 62 more child soldiers, the U.
The coins will be exchanged for euros and donated to humanitarian relief organizations such as the U.
The Yokohama event will be hosted by the Japanese government in cooperation with the U.
Three visiting teenagers from Dili explained their plight at a children's symposium in Tokyo hosted by the Japan Committee for the U.
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High Commissioner for Refugees, the World Food Program and the U.
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5 million yen each to the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) Japan, the India International Children's Village Happy Valley and the Japanese office of the U.