emergency aid

Top UN official to visit Syria


August 14th, 2012 - 10:35 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) UN humanitarian chief Valerie Amos will visit Syria and Lebanon to discuss ways to increase emergency aid to civilians affected by the Syrian conflict.UN spokesman ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Dalai Lama donates money to fight child malnutrition


May 15th, 2012 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Tibetan religious leader the Dalai Lama has contributed around one million pounds (approx $1.6 million), part of the Templeton Award prize money, to an NGO ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

14 dead in Peru floods


February 10th, 2012 - 9:06 am ICT by IANS
Lima, Feb 10 (IANS) At least 14 people died in floods triggered by torrential rains in Peru, authorities said.Heavy rains battered the country for the past two days.Thousands of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Mexico sends aid to northern communities suffering from hunger


January 19th, 2012 - 12:20 am ICT by BNO News
MEXICO CITY (BNO NEWS) -- The Mexican government on Tuesday began sending emergency aid to the northern state of Chihuahua where the Tarahumara communities are suffering from severe food shortages, officials said ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

EU gives flood aid to Pakistan


October 18th, 2011 - 8:26 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, Oct 18 (IANS) The European Union has given 6.5 million euros ($9 million) in emergency aid for the flood victims in Pakistan, a media report said Tuesday.The UN had ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Pakistan floods hit crucial crops


October 8th, 2011 - 5:58 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 8 (IANS) Twenty-six percent of paddy, 75 percent of cotton and almost the entire melon crops in Pakistan's Sindh province have perished in floods. Sugarcane and banana also ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

$17 mn UN aid to flood-hit Pakistan


October 8th, 2011 - 3:20 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, Oct 8 (IANS) The UN has allocated $17.6 million in emergency aid to those worst affected by floods in Pakistan, Xinhua reported Friday.The money will be used to provide ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

China to give $4.7 mn emergency aid to Pakistan


September 11th, 2011 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 11 (IANS) China will provide Pakistan emergency humanitarian aid of 30 million yuan (around $4.7 million) to help the flood-affected people in the country's south, the Chinese ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Zardari pledges help to flood victims


September 8th, 2011 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 8 (IANS) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari Thursday assured food, shelter and other amenities to the flood victims of the country's Sindh province. Nearly five million people were ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

UAE charity sends emergency aid to Somalia


September 7th, 2011 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Sep 7 (IANS/WAM) A UAE charity is sending emergency aid to famine-hit Somalia. One plane carrying relief items left for the African country Wednesday.The other plane will leave Dubai ... Read more...

Posted in World |

UN chief condemns Nigeria blast


August 26th, 2011 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Aug 26 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned the suicide car bomb attack on the UN headquarters in Nigerian capital Abuja, which killed at least 18 people Friday.The ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Italy to send emergency aid to Horn of Africa


August 19th, 2011 - 10:13 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Aug 19 (IANS) Italy will send 30 tonnes of emergency aid to the Horn of Africa region to help deal with the drought and famine situation there, the foreign ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

China sends emergency aid to Libya


August 18th, 2011 - 11:26 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 18 (IANS) China has sent emergency aid for common people in war-torn Libya, a media report said Thursday.The first batch of emergency relief materials, sent by the Red ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Spain increases aid to Africa


August 12th, 2011 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, Aug 12 (IANS/EFE) Spain has increased by almost 6 million euros ($8.5 million) the emergency aid it is allocating to help ameliorate the food crisis in the Horn of ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

UAE charity delivers aid in famine-hit Somalia


August 6th, 2011 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
Sharjah, Aug 6 (IANS) The Sharjah Charity Association (SCA) has delivered the first tranche of emergency aid to hundreds of famine-struck people in Somalia, it was announced Saturday.SCA gave out ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Now, play Facebook games to help Japan quake victims


March 13th, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) Now every time you buy special crops on Farmville, someone in disaster-hit Japan might get much-needed succour. In a unique initiative, eight online games ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Spain helping 40 percent of Haitians suffering from cholera


January 16th, 2011 - 6:33 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, Jan 16 (IANS/EFE) Forty percent of Haitians suffering from cholera are receiving economic aid from Spain, Deputy Prime Minister Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba has said.Rubalcaba, however, added that there was still "very ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Pakistan-China friendship evergreen: Wen Jiabao


December 19th, 2010 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 19 (IANS) The friendship between Pakistan and China is "evergreen" and both countries will continue to stand by each other in the future, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said Sunday.Addressing ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Trade pact with EU won’t impact pharma industry: India


December 10th, 2010 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
By Sarwar Kashani Brussels, Dec 10 (IANS) India Friday said the free trade agreement with the European Union will not bar its pharma companies from manufacturing and exporting generic drugs."Nothing in the agreement ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Don’t block affordable Indian medicines, EU urged


December 10th, 2010 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
By Sarwar Kashani Brussels, Dec 10 (IANS) As leaders from India and the European Union (EU) meet for a bilateral summit in the Belgian capital, health activists Friday urged the 27-nation bloc not ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

IMF offers $450 mn flood aid to Pakistan


September 2nd, 2010 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 2 (DPA) The International Monetary Fund Thursday pledged $450 million in emergency loans to Pakistan to help the country cope with a massive flood disaster. The IMF is also in talks ... Read more...

Posted in World |

UK provides Rs 1.10 billion aid for flood hit Pak kids


September 2nd, 2010 - 10:24 pm ICT by ANI
Sukkur (Pakistan), Sep 2 (ANI): The Deputy Prime Minister of United Kingdom, Nick Clegg, on Thursday sanctioned Rs1.10 billion for the welfare of children in flood-ravaged Pakistan.After seeing the destruction caused by ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Clegg says flood-hit Pak will need long-term aid


September 2nd, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 2 (ANI): British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has said Pakistan will require long-term aid in the wake of it being devastated by floods. Clegg was visiting one of the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Oz World Vision Chief accuses Aussies of having ‘compassion blind spot’ for Pak flood victims


August 22nd, 2010 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 22 (ANI): World Vision Australia chief executive Tim Costello has said that Australians have a 'compassion blind spot' when it comes to the Pakistan floods.World Vision has raised about ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Pak military, nuclear sites safe amidst worst floods: ISPR


August 20th, 2010 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug.20 (ANI): The Pakistan Army has assured the world that the country's military and nuclear installations are completely safe even as the nation struggles to cope with devastating floods."There is no ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Qureshi says Pak media’s sensationalizing aid ‘misuse’ hitting country’s image abroad


August 17th, 2010 - 6:28 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug.17 (ANI): Blasting the country's media for raising the issue of transparency in utilisation of foreign aid, Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that the doubts being raised ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pak’s ‘image deficit’ affecting flow of international funds : UN


August 17th, 2010 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
Geneva, Aug.17 (ANI): Pakistan's dented image concerning the utilisation of international funds is hindering the process of organising funds for the people of the country facing the worst floods in recent ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Floods in Pakistan result of deforestation, dam construction: Experts


August 14th, 2010 - 12:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 14 (ANI): It's Independence Day for Pakistan, but there seems to be no freedom from the floods that have been ravaging the country since the past few weeks.Already termed the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

UN appeals for 460 million dollar emergency aid for Pak flood victims


August 12th, 2010 - 12:15 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Aug 12(ANI): UN humanitarian chief John Holmes has appealed for 460 million dollars in emergency aid for the flood-affected people in Pakistan.Holmes called for help saying that the disaster was ... Read more...

Posted in World |

UN seeks $459 mn in emergency aid to Pakistan (Lead, Changing dateline)


August 11th, 2010 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 11 (DPA) The UN said Wednesday Pakistan would need $459 million in emergency assistance to cover needs for the next 90 days for victims of some of the country's ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Storms kill over 40 in Brazil


June 23rd, 2010 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, June 23 (IANS) At least 41 people have been killed in storms which hit Brazil's northeastern region in the past few days, authorities said Tuesday. A total of 29 ... Read more...

Posted in World |

UAE to provide aid to refugees


June 20th, 2010 - 12:08 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, June 19 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates will give humanitarian assistance to refugees who were displaced to Uzbekistan due to the ethnic violence in Kyrgyzstan. A delegation from the UAE's Red ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

UN delivering emergency aid and food to thousands of people hit by floods in Afghanistan


May 14th, 2010 - 12:54 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) – The United Nations (UN) is helping Afghanistan rush in emergency food and aid to thousands of people hit by floods earlier this month, a spokesperson said on ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Chile quake toll rises to 708, emergency declared (Second Lead)


March 1st, 2010 - 5:24 am ICT by IANS
Santiago, March 1 (DPA) Searchers scoured the rubble of collapsed buildings for survivors Sunday as the toll from the devastating earthquake that hit Chile reached 708. President Michelle Bachelet released the new figure, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Portuguese island storm toll rises to 40 (Lead)


February 21st, 2010 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Madeira Island (Portugal), Feb 21 (DPA) At least 40 people were killed in floods and mudslides following heavy storms on the Portuguese Atlantic island of Madeira, authorities said Sunday. About 70 people were ... Read more...

Posted in World |

« Previous Entries

Subscribe