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UNICEF seeks lost donations

The leader of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Greece is going public with the four-month-old case of a 500-kilo donation box stolen from central Athens after receiving no information from police on the matter. Lambros Kanellopoulos told Kathimerini yesterday that the metal donation box, which was 2 meters high and had a circumference of 4 meters, was stolen from Korai Street toward the end of February. It is not known how much money was inside the box, which was placed on the pedestrian area before Christmas. In previous years, UNICEF said it had managed to collect between 8,000 and 10,000 euros. The box was stolen a few days before it was due to be removed. Kanellopoulos said he immediately informed police but has not heard back from them. UNICEF plans to put a new collection box in the same spot this Christmas, he said.