UNICEF is the acronym for United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund. Although the organization is still known as UNICEF, the official name is now United Nations Children's Fund.
Established in 1946, UNICEF is currently active in 190 countries and territories throughout the world, working to ensure that the rights of every child are honored. UNICEF focuses on child protection and social inclusion, child survival, education, and emergencies and humanitarian action. The work it does includes:
Federal Section 8 rental housing assistance programs are managed locally by public housing agencies that determine eligibility. A person is eligible if he or his family's income does not exceed 50 percent of the median income for the location where he lives.Full Answer >
Surviving spouses of veterans lose their Death Indemnity and Compensation benefits if they remarry, states the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. However, upon termination of the new marriage, whether from divorce, annulment, death or being declared void, a surviving spouse can re-establish the DIC benefits.Full Answer >
WIC stands for Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, a federal program that helps low-income pregnant women or women with small children to obtain healthy food, medical care and education about nutrition. The program began in 1974 in Pineville, Kentucky and celebrated its 40th year in 2014.Full Answer >
The Bureau of Sanitation is an organization responsible for waste management in the city of Los Angeles, Calif. and its surrounding areas. As of 2014, the organization offers four core services: a Wastewater Program, a Solid Resources Program, a Watershed Protection Program and general administration services.Full Answer >