humanitarian affairs

UN agency seeks $32 mn for Myanmar


August 10th, 2012 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, Aug 10 (IANS) A UN aid agency has appealed for $32.5 million to help rehabilitate victims of the recent ethnic conflict in Myanmar.The communal clashes in Rakhine state have ... Read more...

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UAE, UN aid agency explore cooperation


August 10th, 2012 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 9 (IANS/WAM) The UAE and the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) have discussed joint cooperation during humanitarian emergencies.OCHA's Gulf office head Khaled Khalifa lauded ... Read more...

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UN ready to help flood-hit India, Bangladesh


June 30th, 2012 - 11:30 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, June 30 (IANS) The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is prepared to support India and Bangladesh, South Asiain countries that are experiencing heavy rains ... Read more...

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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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Pakistan needs $840 mn for rehabilitation: UN


April 29th, 2012 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 29 (IANS) Pakistan needs around $840 million to meet the requirements of 7.2 million people affected by floods and insecurity, the UN said Sunday.The "Early Recovery Framework" programme ... Read more...

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UN estimates another $840 mn needed for Pakistan


April 26th, 2012 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, April 26 (IANS) Pakistan needs additional funding of $840 million to overcome humanitarian problems caused by flooding and insecurity, UN spokesperson Eduardo del Buey said here Wednesday."The UN ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka rejects latest war crimes video


March 15th, 2012 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 15 (IANS) Sri Lanka Thursday rejected a new video aired on Britain's Channel 4 which levelled fresh allegations of war crimes against the country's leadership and military.In response ... Read more...

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Significant devastation in Syria’s Homs: UN official


March 9th, 2012 - 4:43 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, March 9 (IANS) Visiting UN under-secretary general for humanitarian affairs, Valerie Amos, has said the devastation in Syria's Homs city was "significant" and that she was "struck" by what ... 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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Afghanistan, UN appeal for $437 mn in aid


January 28th, 2012 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Jan 28 (IANS) The Afghan government and the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Saturday appealed for $437 million to help needy Afghans.The UN said 8.8 ... Read more...

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Millions of flood affected Pakistanis need help


November 26th, 2011 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Nov 26 (IANS) A UN humanitarian arm has called for help for the over five million Pakistanis, including a large number of women and children, who have been ... Read more...

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Stocks run out in Pakistan’s flood-hit areas: UN


October 30th, 2011 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 29 (IANS) The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said Saturday that needs of flood-hit Pakistani people are rising as winter approaches and reported outbreaks ... Read more...

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Pact signed to sponsor 5,000 Indonesian orphans


October 22nd, 2011 - 12:37 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Oct 21 (IANS/WAM) The UAE Red Crescent Authority (RCA) has signed an agreement with the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to jointly sponsor 5,000 Indonesian children orphaned by ... Read more...

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Floods affect 8 million in Asia: UN


October 15th, 2011 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, Oct 15 (IANS) At least 650 people have died and over eight million people have been affected by floods and typhoons in Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos and the Philippines, ... Read more...

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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...

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$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...

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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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2.5 mn Pakistanis need flood aid


October 2nd, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 2 (IANS) Over 2.5 million people affected by floods in Pakistan are in desperate need of food, drinking water and sanitation facilities, the UN has said.According to Humaira ... Read more...

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UN calls for over $350 mn to help flood-hit Pakistan


September 20th, 2011 - 8:06 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Sep 20 (IANS) The UN has made an appeal for around $357 million to help the Pakistani government in providing assistance to over five million people affected by ... Read more...

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India supports Libyan rebels at UN


September 17th, 2011 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) India Saturday extended its support to the Transitional National Council (TNC) of Libya to attend the forthcoming United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) session in ... 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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Al-Shabaab militants withdraw from Somali capital


August 7th, 2011 - 12:22 am ICT by BNO News
MOGADISHU (BNO NEWS) -- The Somali militant group Al-Shabaab on Saturday retreated from the country's war-ravaged capital following fierce clashes with government forces and their allies.Somali President Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed said ... Read more...

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UN warns famine could spread in Somalia without international aid


August 2nd, 2011 - 6:24 pm ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) -- The United Nations (UN) has warned that the famine in Somalia could spread further if the international community does not provide the funds required to respond to ... Read more...

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UN seeks $4 bn aid fund


July 23rd, 2011 - 12:52 am ICT by IANS
New York, July 22 (IANS/WAM) The UN needs $4.3 billion in the next six months to carry out humanitarian work, the world body says.Valerie Amos, the UN under secretary general ... Read more...

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Pope sends 50,000 euro for famine relief in Somalia


July 21st, 2011 - 9:32 am ICT by IANS
Vatican City, July 21 (IANS/AKI) Pope Benedict XVI has sent 50,000 euro (around $71,000) to Somalia to be used as aid for millions of people starving because of drought.The pope ... Read more...

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UN declares famine in two southern regions of Somalia


July 20th, 2011 - 11:17 pm ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) -- The United Nations (UN) on Wednesday declared a famine in two regions of southern Somalia, namely due to the worst drought in decades.With millions of people in ... Read more...

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UN humanitarian chief calls for temporary halt in Libya


May 10th, 2011 - 5:08 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, May 10 (IANS) All parties need to agree to a temporary pause in the ongoing fight in Libya to allow essential supplies and aid to be ... Read more...

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UN staff to leave Tripoli


May 2nd, 2011 - 3:13 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, May 1 (IANS) UN staff would be leaving the Libyan capital of Tripoli, a spokesperson for the organisation's humanitarian office told Xinhua Sunday.Stephanie Bunker, spokesperson for the UN ... Read more...

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UN calls for assistance to Ethiopia’s two million drought victims


April 29th, 2011 - 7:45 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, April 29 (IANS) UN officials have called for assistance to be stepped up to an estimated two million Ethiopians affected by the drought, Xinhua reports.Water is being ... Read more...

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India to host Asia-pacific earthquake response exercise next month


April 26th, 2011 - 10:34 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 26 (ANI): The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) in association with International Search and Advisory Group (INSARAG) and United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) will ... Read more...

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EU awaits UN approval for deploying military forces in Libya


April 19th, 2011 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 18 (ANI): The European Union is awaiting the United Nations' approval to a "concept of operations" document that they have developed for deployment of military forces in Libya.Around 1,000 ... Read more...

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EU approves possible military operation for Libya


April 2nd, 2011 - 7:33 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, April 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The European Council Friday approved the decision to mount an EU military operation to support humanitarian efforts in Libya."The EU will, if requested by the ... Read more...

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400,000 people fled Libya: UN


April 2nd, 2011 - 5:02 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, April 2 (IANS) Some 400,000 people have fled the violence in Libya, the UN said Friday.Some 83,000 foreign nationals have been repatriated, but 12,000 more remain at the ... Read more...

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UN chief to appoint special envoy to Libya


March 4th, 2011 - 6:01 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, March 4 (IANS) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will soon appoint a special envoy to Libya, which is facing violent anti-government protests, Xinhua reported."The secretary general made clear ... Read more...

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