Actress Audrey Hepburn, in a recent trip to Vietnam as goodwill ambassador for the United Nations' Chidren's Fund, said she hoped UNICEF would increase its assistance to Vietnam.

The official Vietnam News Agency said the actress felt her visit increased her understanding of Vietnamese children's living conditions, especially their rearing and growth.She was scheduled to spend several days in Vietnam, where malnutrition affects more than half of the children and schools are threatened by the resignations of thousands of underpaid teachers.