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UNICEF appeals for $1.28 billion for 2012 humanitarian aid


January 28th, 2012 - 9:21 pm ICT by BNO News
NEW YORK/GENEVA (BNO NEWS) -- The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Friday appealed for $1.28 billion from governments to provide humanitarian assistance to children around the world in 2012.UNICEF's acting Deputy ... Read more...

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UNICEF appeals for $1.2 bn to help children in 2012


January 28th, 2012 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Jan 28 (IANS) The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) has appealed for $1.28 billion to provide humanitarian assistance to children in over 25 countries this year, with nearly one-third ... Read more...

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Unicef appeals for $1.3 bn


January 28th, 2012 - 3:49 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Jan 28 (IANS) The UN Children's Fund (Unicef) Friday appealed for $1.28 billion to provide humanitarian assistance to children in over 25 countries this year."We have achieved many ... Read more...

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Russia sends 50,000 tonnes of food to North Korea


September 20th, 2011 - 9:28 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 20 (IANS) Russia has sent 50,000 tonnes of food aid to North Korea, which is facing a shortage of food this year.Russia's state-owned firm United Grain Company has ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka admits civilian deaths during separatist war


August 2nd, 2011 - 3:26 pm ICT by BNO News
COLOMBO, SRI LANKA (BNO NEWS) – The government of Sri Lanka has admitted there were civilian casualties during the final phase of its civil war against the Tamil Tiger rebels, according to ... Read more...

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UAE sends 40 tonnes of humanitarian aid to Libyan refugees


March 19th, 2011 - 12:29 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, March 18 (IANS/WAM) About 40 tonnes of humanitarian aid has been provided by the United Arab Emirates to the refugees camping at the Libyan-Tunisian border.An aircraft carrying the ... Read more...

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Gaddafi confident of defeating Libyan rebels by Friday


March 17th, 2011 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
Tripoli, Mar.17 (ANI): Taunting the West over its failure to impose a no- fly zone over Libya, the Gaddafi regime has said it will "finish the job" of defeating the rebels by ... Read more...

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UN claims aid for flood-hit Pak has come to standstill


September 3rd, 2010 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Thatta, Sept 3 (ANI): The United Nations office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has claimed that worldwide response to the flood disaster in Pakistan has almost come to a standstill. ... Read more...

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‘Unarmed’ Oz health team to get Pak security cover during flood relief work


August 26th, 2010 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug 26(ANI): An Australian Defence Force (ADF) health team heading into flood-ravaged Pakistan will be unarmed and relying on the Pakistani military for security, a defence spokesman has said."The ADF ... Read more...

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Two U.S. Navy helicopters arrive in Pakistan to provide aid to flood relief efforts


August 15th, 2010 - 4:21 am ICT by BNO News
ISLAMABAD (BNO NEWS) – Two U.S. Navy MH-53 Sea Dragon helicopters arrived in Pakistan on Saturday as part of the continued U.S. humanitarian operation in the country to support flood relief efforts ... Read more...

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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...

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Pak Army chief visits Buner, reviews security operation against Taliban


May 22nd, 2009 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Buner (NWFP, Pakistan), May 22 (ANI): Pakistan's Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Kayani visited Daggar in the North West Frontier Province's Buner District on Thursday to review the progress of ... Read more...

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LTTE chief Prabhakaran dead, claims Lankan army


May 17th, 2009 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 17 (ANI): Sources in the Sri Lankan army have claimed that Liberation Tiger of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) chief V Prabhakaran has been killed.According to a news channel report, Prabhakaran ... Read more...

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Over 10,000 civilians held hostage by LTTE rescued: Sri Lanka


May 17th, 2009 - 11:56 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 17 (IANS) Sri Lankan troops have rescued more than 10,000 civilians held hostage by the Tamil Tigers in a small strip of land on the island's north, the defence ministry ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka claims rebels defeated; fighting continues (Roundup)


May 17th, 2009 - 1:34 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 16 (DPA) Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa Saturday declared that the Tamil rebels have been defeated militarily, although pockets of resistance continue to be reported in the country's north-east. "I am ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan President says Tamil rebels defeated


May 16th, 2009 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 16 (DPA) Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa Saturday declared that the Tamil rebels have been defeated militarily. "I am proud to announce that my government with the total commitment of our ... Read more...

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Free civilians, UN envoy tells LTTE (Second Lead)


April 26th, 2009 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 26 (IANS) Expressing "extreme concern over civilian casualties", a senior UN envoy Sunday called for a pause in fighting in Sri Lanka and urged the Tamil Tigers to free civilians ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka vows to continue military offensive


April 25th, 2009 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 25 (IANS) Sri Lanka has vowed not to bow to any pressure to stop the military offensive against the Tamil Tigers until all civilians escape the now shrunken rebel ... Read more...

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Rajapaksa urges global community to pressurise LTTE (Lead)


April 18th, 2009 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 18 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa Saturday urged the international community to exert pressure on the Tamil Tigers to free civilians, rather than asking him to pause the military ... Read more...

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Rajapaksa appeals to world community to exert pressure on LTTE


April 18th, 2009 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 18 (IANS) Sri Lanka's President Mahinda Rajapaksa Saturday urged the international community to exert pressure on the Tamil Tigers to free civilians, instead of asking him to pause the military ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka launches ‘world’s largest mission’ to rescue civilians


April 10th, 2009 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 10 (IANS) Sri Lankan troops have launched "the world's largest humanitarian operation" to rescue thousands of civilians trapped in the government-declared no-fire-zone after seizing control of the last rebel bastion ... Read more...

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UN chief phones Rajapaksa over plight of civilians in war zone


February 6th, 2009 - 1:45 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, Feb 6 (IANS) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Thursday telephoned Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa amid growing international concern over the plight of thousands of civilians trapped in the island's northern ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka may ban Tamil Tigers soon: PM


November 19th, 2008 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Nov 19 (IANS) Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ratnasiri Wickramanayaka has said the government may ban the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) even before the people ask for it.According to reports ... Read more...

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Myanmar junta accused of ‘hoarding foreign aid


May 14th, 2008 - 12:33 pm ICT by admin
London, May 14 (ANI): The military regime in Myanmar has been accused of hoarding high-quality foreign aid for itself, even as people badly affected by Cyclone Nargis are making do with ... Read more...

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