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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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Suketaka Matsukata handed 2.5 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.N. Children's Fund (UNICEF).
The U.N. children's fund (UNICEF) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said that they were able to land two planes carrying more than 30 tons of medical equipment.
The U.N. Children's Fund (UNICEF) will present actress and television personality Tetsuko Kuroyanagi with an award for her role in calling for support and aid to children mired in poverty and civil strife, UNICEF officials said Tuesday.
The U.N. Children's Fund (UNICEF) announced Thursday that the Japanese government has donated $28.6 million (about 3.09 billion yen) to its program to eradicate polio.
The U.N. Children's Fund (UNICEF) also issued a statement saying that, "this latest act of violence is a tragic and terrible reminder of the toll that senseless hatred is taking on both Israeli and Palestinian children."
High Commissioner for Refugees and the U.N. Children's Fund had long focused on the LTTE's ''inhuman child conscription,'' the statement said the bombing target was a ''training camp for child soldiers'' that had been ''identified by air force surveillance.''
The head of U.N. Children's Fund (UNICEF), Carol Bellamy, on Thursday called for all-out cooperation among governments, nongovernmental organizations and citizens to combat trafficking in human beings.
Zerrougui's office and the Peace and Security Department of the AU Commission signed the agreement Tuesday, in partnership with the U.N. Children's Fund (UNICEF), to intensify measures to protect children from armed violence.
The U.N. Children's Fund made the call ahead of peace talks next week in Geneva between the government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.
U.N. Children's Fund (UNICEF) Executive Director Carol Bellamy will visit Japan next week to hold talks with Foreign Minister Yohei Kono and to attend a symposium on human trafficking in the Asia-Pacific region, the Foreign Ministry said Thursday.
The U.N. Children's Fund expressed concern Monday over use of children by Nepal's Maoist rebels to lay explosive ambushes along Nepal's roads and highways.
Panelists will include Shigeru Omi of the World Health Organization, Stephen Lewis of the U.N. Children's Fund, and Richard Jolly, special adviser to the U.N.