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UN relief chief visits Afghanistan

May 8th, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 8 (IANS) The United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator and Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Valerie Amos arrived in Afghanistan on Tuesday for a four-day visit to the insurgency-hit country.... Read more...

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Top UN officials to visit Syria

March 6th, 2012 - 7:32 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, March 6 (IANS) UN special envoy for Syria Kofi Annan and humanitarian chief Valerie Amos will visit the country in the coming days, a spokesman said here."Kofi Annan, ... Read more...

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UNSC calls on Syria to allow humanitarian access

March 2nd, 2012 - 5:33 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, March 2 (IANS) UN Security Council has called on the Syrian authorities to allow "immediate, full and unimpeded" humanitarian access.The Security Council called upon the Syrian authorities to ... Read more...

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Aid for Haiti a priority as 600,000 still live in camps following quake

October 6th, 2011 - 1:25 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) -- More than 600,000 people in Haiti are still living in camps after last year's devastating earthquake, the United Nations (UN) said on Wednesday, emphasizing the ongoing need ... Read more...

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India pledges $8 mn to famine-stricken Horn of Africa

September 14th, 2011 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) With a crippling famine ravaging the Horn of Africa, India Wednesday pledged $8 million to Somalia, Kenya and Djibouti and said it was considering ... Read more...

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‘Huge amount of humanitarian work still remains to be done in Pak’: UN official

December 11th, 2010 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Dec 11(ANI): UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Valerie Amos, has said that humanitarian aid organizations have made significant headway in helping victims of the floods that ... Read more...

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UN thanks India for aid to Pak flood victims

October 8th, 2010 - 10:43 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 8 (ANI): The United Nations has thanked India for its generous contribution of US $ 25 million for the victims of the massive floods in Pakistan describing it as ... Read more...

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UN thanks India for Pakistan flood aid

October 8th, 2010 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 8 (IANS) Describing India as one of the top donors for Pakistan's flood relief, United Nations has said that it was a demonstration of the country's solidarity with the ... Read more...

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UN seeks $1.6 bn more for Pakistan flood victims

September 18th, 2010 - 4:32 am ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 18 (DPA) The UN Friday appealed for an additional $1.6 billion to assist an estimated 14 million Pakistanis whose living conditions, from food to shelter, have been severely affected ... Read more...

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One-ninth of Nepal faces starvation, UN warns

March 10th, 2010 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, March 10 (IANS) One-ninth of Nepal's nearly 27 million population face starvation, the UN warned Wednesday. Nearly half of Nepal's 75 districts, mainly in the west and mountain regions, are ... Read more...

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Angelina Jolie appeals aid for displaced Iraqis

July 24th, 2009 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 24 (ANI): Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie paid her third visit to Iraq as UN Refugee Agency Goodwill Ambassador and appealed for aid to an estimated 1.6 million displaced civilians.According ... Read more...

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Relief, rehabilitation in Swat, Malakand to cost billions: UN

July 11th, 2009 - 6:23 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, July 11 (ANI): The rehabilitation and reconstruction work in the war ravaged Swat and Malakand Divisions would cost billions of dollars, the United Nations (UN) has said.Talking to media persons at ... Read more...

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UN urges safe return for displaced Pakistanis

July 11th, 2009 - 4:56 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 11 (IANS) The displaced Pakistanis should not be forced to return to their homes until the security situation improves in the northwest, the UN has said. UN emergency relief coordinator ... Read more...

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Pak govt. must ensure security of Swat displaced before asking them to return: UN

July 9th, 2009 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, July 9 (ANI): The United Nations (UN) has said that the Pakistan government must ensure the safety and security of all those people who have been displaced due to the military ... Read more...

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UN warns of bloodbath for 100,000 Sri Lankans

April 16th, 2009 - 10:29 am ICT by IANS
New York/Colombo, April 16 (DPA) More than 100,000 people are in mortal danger in Sri Lanka if security forces continue their offensive against dug-in rebels, the UN has warned. John Holmes, the UN ... Read more...

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Expelled groups responsible for Darfur’s half of relief works: UN

March 10th, 2009 - 11:30 am ICT by IANS
New York, March 10 (DPA) The 13 relief organisations expelled by the Sudanese government last week provided 50 percent of humanitarian assistance to civilians in need in Sudan's Darfur region, the top ... Read more...

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UN humanitarian fund reaches $450 mn in 2008

December 31st, 2008 - 11:12 am ICT by IANS
New York, Dec 31 (DPA) Some 81 governments have contributed $450 million to the UN reserve fund for humanitarian assistance in 2008, reaching its target for the first time since the fund ... Read more...

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UN calls for aid for Georgian conflict victims

August 19th, 2008 - 8:32 am ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 18 (Xinhua) The United Nations has called on international donors to provide $58.6 million in aid to help victims affected by the recent conflict in Georgia.The funding will be ... Read more...

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1.5 million people ’severely affected’ by Myanmar cyclone: UN

May 9th, 2008 - 11:59 am ICT by admin
RIA Novosti New York, May 9 (RIA Novosti) Some 1.5 million people have been "severely affected" by cyclone Nargis that hit Myanmar last weekend, a UN official has said. Cyclone Nargis hit Myanmar ... Read more...

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Israeli PM rules out peace talks with Hamas

February 29th, 2008 - 12:14 am ICT by admin
Xinhua Tokyo, Feb 28 (Xinhua) Visiting Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert reiterated here Thursday that his country will not negotiate peace with the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas). Hamas is a "terrorist organisation" which ... Read more...

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