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UN gives $8 mn for Nepal’s peace process


June 30th, 2012 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 29 (IANS) The UN Peacebuilding Fund Friday released $8 million for Nepal to help it tackle challenges surrounding its peace process.According to the Office of the Resident and ... 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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UN appeals for $356 million to help flood-hit Pakistan


September 18th, 2011 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 18 (IANS) The United Nations Sunday launched an appeal to raise $356 million under its "Rapid Response Plan 2011" to provide emergency relief to the flood-hit areas in ... 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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Now cholera is creating havoc in Haiti, 250 died in the outbreak


October 25th, 2010 - 8:33 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Port-au-Prince, Oct 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A senior U.N. Official has told Reuters that he expects the cholera outbreak in Haiti to widen. The outbreak has already claimed the lives of some 250 ... Read more...

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Pakistan flood-related losses reach $43 bn, says Gilani


September 1st, 2010 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 1 (DPA) Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said Wednesday that his country has suffered losses of around $43 billion due to the floods that have displaced over 17 ... Read more...

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UN condemns attack on Pakistan relief camp


April 18th, 2010 - 2:44 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 18 (IANS) The UN Saturday strongly condemned the twin suicide blasts at a relief camp in Pakistan's North West Frontier Province (NWFP), killing at least 41 people. The blasts took place ... Read more...

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United Nations and NGOs appeal for aid in Niger


February 11th, 2010 - 5:47 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) – United Nations and its non-governmental organization partners on Wednesday underscored the need for aid in Niger, citing severe food shortages.With 7.8 million people in Niger – or ... Read more...

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Top UN official requests $537 million for Pakistan’s displaced community


February 10th, 2010 - 2:07 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) – The top United Nations humanitarian official in Pakistan on Tuesday has called on the international community to support the country’s citizens that have been displaced.The Pakistan Humanitarian ... Read more...

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US says Haiti rebuilding is a ‘long term’ commitment


January 22nd, 2010 - 4:26 am ICT by IANS
New York, Jan 22 (DPA) The US said Thursday its assistance to Haiti will be for the "long term" because of the massive destruction and cost of lives inflicted by the earthquake ... Read more...

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UN approves more troops, aims to feed one million Haitians


January 20th, 2010 - 2:13 am ICT by IANS
New York, Jan 20 (DPA) The UN Security Council Tuesday authorised the deployment of additional military and police to Haiti to bolster security and assist in massive relief operations for victims ... Read more...

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Haiti has enough search-rescue teams, 27 on the ground


January 16th, 2010 - 1:45 am ICT by IANS
New York, Jan 16 (DPA) There will be soon a total of 27 search and rescue teams in earthquake devastated Haiti and that number appears sufficient for the moment, the top UN ... Read more...

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UN regroups peacekeeping mission, launches relief efforts (Lead)


January 15th, 2010 - 2:00 am ICT by IANS
New York, Jan 15 (DPA) The United Nations carried out house-to-house searches in Haiti Thursday in an effort to find an estimated 160 missing UN personnel. The earthquake in capital Port-au-Prince killed at ... Read more...

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UN revises assistance for Swat IDP’s by over a million


October 4th, 2009 - 4:09 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct.4 (ANI): The United Nations has revised the assistance for the internally displaced persons (IDPs), who left their homes due to a military operation in Swat and Malakand, by over a ... Read more...

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1.6 million Pak IDPs have returned to their homes in Malakand


August 28th, 2009 - 6:40 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug. 28 (ANI): Almost 1.6 million of the 2.3 million refugees, who were displaced during Pakistani military's offensive against the Taliban in Malakand division, have returned to their homes.The Dawn ... Read more...

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UN official says 1.3 million IDPs have returned to Swat


August 19th, 2009 - 7:00 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug.19 (ANI): A United Nations official on Wednesday said that about 1.3 million Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) have returned to their homes in Pakistan's North West Frontier Province, including the ... Read more...

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UN seeks $543 mn to assist Pakistan’s war victims


May 29th, 2009 - 3:01 am ICT by IANS
New York, May 29 (DPA) The UN is seeking $543 million to assist the hundreds of thousands of Pakistanis displaced in the fighting between security forces and the Taliban. The top UN ... Read more...

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UN says $543 mn needed for Pakistan’s displaced (Lead)


May 22nd, 2009 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 22 (IANS) The UN estimates that a whopping $543 million would be required for rehabilitating the 2.5 million civilians who have been displaced by the Pakistani military's anti-Taliban operations ... Read more...

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UN seeks $454 million for Pakistan refugees


May 22nd, 2009 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 22 (DPA) The UN appealed Friday for $454 million in extra aid to help the refugees fleeing Pakistan's latest offensive against Taliban militants in the country's north-west. Nearly 1.5 million ... Read more...

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Nargis survivors still roofless in Myanmar: UN


May 12th, 2009 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, May 12 (DPA) The UN humanitarian coordinator in Myanmar warned Tuesday that providing adequate shelter remained a serious problem in the country following last year's cyclone Nargis. About 500,000 people are in ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka has 200,000 refugees displaced by conflict, says UN


April 29th, 2009 - 3:23 am ICT by IANS
New York, April 29 (DPA) Tens of thousands of Sri Lankans are still trapped in conflict zone while some 200,000 others remain in swollen refugee camps waiting for relief assistance, the top ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka seeks aid for civilian crisis, endgame for LTTE (Roundup)


April 23rd, 2009 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 23 (IANS) Sri Lanka and the UN Thursday made frantic appeals for assistance as the exodus of Tamil civilians from the war zone escalated into a grave humanitarian crisis even ... Read more...

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UN seeks funds to help civilians who fled Sri Lanka war-zone


April 23rd, 2009 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
By P. Karunakharan Colombo, April 23 (IANS) With over 103,000 Tamil civilians fleeing Sri Lanka's war-zone in the north, the UN Thursday made an urgent appeal for funds to meet the critical needs ... 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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Canadian Tamil group blasts UN over anti-LTTE remarks (Lead)


February 17th, 2009 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Feb 17 (IANS) A Canadian Tamil group has hit out at the United Nations for accusing Sri Lanka's Tamil Tigers of preventing civilians from leaving the war zone and killing those ... Read more...

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Fighting in Gaza resumes after lull


January 8th, 2009 - 4:13 am ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv/Gaza, Jan 8 (DPA) Fighting in the Gaza Strip resumed shortly after the expiration of a three hour lull Israel initiated Wednesday afternoon to allow Palestinians to restock on basic supplies, ... Read more...

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Uganda needs $225 mn aid to avert humanitarian crisis


December 4th, 2008 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kampala, Dec 4 (Xinhua) The Ugandan government and humanitarian agencies Thursday said the war-ravaged country needed international assistance worth $225 million to meet the most urgent humanitarian needs of some 1.6 million ... Read more...

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UN pledges $3 mn to help Nepal’s rural communities


December 4th, 2008 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Dec 4 (Xinhua) The UN has allocated $3 million to assist rural communities in Nepal, the global organisation announced Thursday. The rural communities are constantly threatened by food insecurity due to ... Read more...

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UN appeals for $462 mn for West Bank, Gaza


November 27th, 2008 - 2:52 am ICT by IANS
Gaza/Jerusalem, Nov 27 (DPA) UN aid agencies asked international donors Wednesday for $462 million to help fund their activities in Gaza and the West Bank in 2009, saying most of the money ... Read more...

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UN to pull out staff from northern Sri Lanka


September 10th, 2008 - 12:08 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 9 (Xinhua) The UN would withdraw its humanitarian staff from Sri Lanka's northern Vanni district where government troops and the rebels are engaged in fierce fighting, the UN Resident/Humanitarian Coordinator ... Read more...

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UN estimates $1.56mn of cyclone aid lost in Myanmar


August 14th, 2008 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Yangon, Aug 14 (DPA) The United Nations Thursday acknowledged that over the past three months some $1.56 million in aid for the victims of the devastating cyclone in May has been lost ... Read more...

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UN, Iraq agree to plans for reconstruction and development


August 14th, 2008 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
DPA New York, Aug 14 (DPA) The United Nations and Iraq have signed a landmark agreement for reconstruction, development and humanitarian assistance that will be implemented within three years. Under the agreement signed ... Read more...

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UN condemns killing of its official in Somalia


July 8th, 2008 - 5:30 am ICT by IANS
DPA Mogadishu/Nairobi, July 8 (DPA) The UN Monday condemned the killing of the UN Development Programme's (UNDP) top official in Somalia, who was shot as he left a mosque near his home in ... Read more...

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UN offers emergency funding to Myanmar (Lead)


May 6th, 2008 - 4:47 pm ICT by admin
DPA Geneva, May 6 (DPA) UN said Tuesday it was prepared to provide urgent funding for Myanmar from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) after Cyclone Nargis left an estimated 15,000 people dead. ... Read more...

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UN pledges help to cyclone-hit Myanmar


May 6th, 2008 - 8:55 am ICT by admin
DPA New York, May 6 (DPA) The UN's efforts to assist cyclone-hit Myanmar have been hampered by the lack of information about the extent of destruction, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Monday. ... Read more...

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