Circa 1951, elementary-school children in Athens, Greece crowd around each other outside, while drinking UNICEF-supplied milk from tin cups. The noon meal includes other foods supplied by UNICEF, a programme reaching thousands of schoolchildren.
Since 1948 in Greece, UNICEF has provided food assistance, including milk, cheese, meats, fish, cod-liver oil and peanut butter, to some 1 million Greek children and mothers. In an anti-tuberculosis campaign including the Scandanavian Relief Societies, the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF, begun in October 1949, more than 1.3 million Greeks were tested for tuberculosis and 931,000 vaccinated with BCG serum. Other UNICEF aid includes donations of penicillin to combat syphilis; raw cotton and wool for clothing and raw leather to make 150,000 pairs of shoes; as well as support for child-care training and the setting up of milk pasteurization plants.
© UNICEF/NYHQ1951-0001/Photographer Unknown