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UN chief condemns killing of workers in Somalia


December 24th, 2011 - 5:07 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Dec 24 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned the killing of two World Food Programme (WFP) officials and a member of a partner organisation in Somalia.A ... Read more...

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Insurgents attack animal clinic near UN offices in southern Afghanistan


October 31st, 2011 - 7:23 pm ICT by BNO News
KANDAHAR, AFGHANISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- Six people were killed on early Monday morning when a small group of insurgents attacked an animal clinic near offices belonging to the United Nations in southern ... 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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US ramps up pressure on Lanka to probe Tamil killings


March 5th, 2011 - 7:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar. 5 (ANI): The United States has increased pressure on Sri Lanka to go for an international probe into reported war crimes arising out of the civil war between government troops ... 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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US agencies accused of bringing hundred of ‘auditors’ to Pak under guise of flood relief


September 24th, 2010 - 6:49 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sep 24 (ANI): Three US agencies, apparently working in the humanitarian sector, have reportedly managed to sneak hundreds of 'auditors' on the pretext of flood relief activities into Pakistan.Of the ... Read more...

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Over 100 humanitarian helpers killed in 2009: UN


August 18th, 2010 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, Aug 18 (DPA) A total of 102 humanitarian workers were killed around the world in 2009, the UN reported Wednesday, recalling the dangers faced by people only trying to help others. In ... Read more...

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Shortages become acute on ground in Haiti (Second Lead)


January 15th, 2010 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
Port-au-Prince, Jan 15 (DPA) Time was rapidly running out to find survivors from the devastating earthquake which struck Haiti this week, the International Committee of the Red Cross warned Friday. Haiti woke ... Read more...

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Haiti quake survivors prepare to spend third night in open (Lead)


January 15th, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Port-au-Prince, Jan 15 (DPA) As Haitians covered thousands of decomposing bodies in sheets, hundreds of survivors cocooned themselves in shroud-like cloths as they prepared to spend another cold night in the open. Port-au-Prince ... Read more...

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First World Humanitarian Day remembers UN deaths in Iraq


August 20th, 2009 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 19 (DPA) The UN Wednesday marked the first World Humanitarian Day to pay tribute to humanitarian workers killed in missions, including the 22 UN staffers who died in a ... Read more...

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Swat conflict triggers largest, swiftest refugee exodus: UNHCR


May 22nd, 2009 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 22 (IANS) The Pakistani military's anti-Taliban operations in the country's troubled northwest has triggered the largest and swiftest refugee exodus anywhere in the world in recent times, says the ... Read more...

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Tamil diaspora observes Friday as black day


May 22nd, 2009 - 11:14 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 22 (IANS) The Tamil diaspora will mark Friday as a black day to mourn those killed by the Sri Lankan forces, the Canadian Tamil Congress said here Thursday. "In conjunction with ... Read more...

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UN chief backs action against Taliban


May 13th, 2009 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
New York, May 13 (IANS) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has backed Pakistan's fight against the Taliban and expressed his "deep concern" about the plight of half a million people who ... Read more...

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Zardari appeals for global aid to rehabilitate internal refugees


May 13th, 2009 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
United Nations, May 13 (ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has sought global aid to rehabilitate hundreds of thousands of NWFP residents, who fled the region because of the Pakistani Army's ... Read more...

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Canada urges LTTE to negotiate, Tamils to converge on parliament


April 21st, 2009 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 21 (IANS) With more than 25,000 Tamil protesters likely to converge on parliament when Prime Minister Stephen Harper returns to the house Tuesday, Canada has urged Tamil Tigers to negotiate ... Read more...

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Humanitarian needs in Afghanistan, Pakistan not met: Red Cross


March 30th, 2009 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, March 30 (DPA) Ahead of a large international conference on Afghanistan, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) warned Monday that the humanitarian needs in the region were not being ... Read more...

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UN workers worldwide are potential kidnap victims, says Ban Ki-moon


March 26th, 2009 - 3:00 am ICT by IANS
New York, March 26 (DPA) Humanitarian workers and UN personnel on diplomatic missions have become prime targets for kidnapping, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Wednesday on the International Day of Solidarity ... Read more...

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Aid worker killed in Sri Lanka


March 18th, 2009 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, March 18 (DPA) An aid worker was killed in the conflict area in northern Sri Lanka, the humanitarian organisation CARE International said Wednesday. R. Sabesan, aged 24, worked for CARE and was ... Read more...

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Canada pressures Sri Lanka for political solution


January 30th, 2009 - 10:53 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, Jan 30 (IANS) A top Indo-Canadian leader in the Canadian government has urged Sri Lanka to work for a political solution to the Tamil problem.Deepak Obhrai, who is parliamentary secretary to ... Read more...

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Human shields used in Congo fighting: UN


October 30th, 2008 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Oct 30 (DPA) The intensified fighting in North Kivu in Congo involved human shields and could create a "humanitarian crisis of catastrophic dimensions," UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said.The ... Read more...

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India for strong measures to combat Taliban, Al Qaeda


October 16th, 2008 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Oct 16 (IANS) India has advocated at the United Nations the imperative of implementing strong measures within Afghanistan to fight the resurgent Taliban and Al Qaeda while expanding "coordinated politico-military ... Read more...

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EU for respect of humanitarian law in Sri Lanka


September 15th, 2008 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, Sep 15 (IANS) EU Commissioner for Development and Humanitarian Aid Louis Michel expressed Monday his grave concern over the escalation of the conflict in Sri Lanka and the effects on innocent ... 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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EU estimates 150,000 potential refugees in Georgia conflict


August 14th, 2008 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Brussels, Aug 14 (DPA) The European Commission appealed Thursday to all sides in the Georgia-Russia conflict to ensure the safe access of humanitarian aid to the region, with latest estimates out of ... Read more...

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Aid agencies rethinking Somali position as attacks increase


July 15th, 2008 - 1:28 am ICT by IANS
DPA Mogadishu (Somalia), July 14 (DPA) Aid agencies are considering suspending operations in conflict-stricken Somalia as deadly attacks against humanitarian workers ramp up, reports said Monday. Millions of Somalis are reliant upon ... Read more...

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Heavy rain ‘worst scenario’ for cyclone survivors


May 15th, 2008 - 12:19 pm ICT by admin
DPA Geneva, May 15 (DPA) Heavy rain forecast for the disaster-struck Irrawaddy delta in Myanmar represented "the worst scenario imaginable", said a spokesman for the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red ... Read more...

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IBSA calls for peace and stability in Darfur


May 13th, 2008 - 3:55 pm ICT by admin
By Fakir Hassen Somerset West (South Africa), May 13 (IANS) India, Brazil and South Africa have expressed concern at the escalating violence in resource-rich Darfur in Sudan and asked all parties to work ... Read more...

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WFP suspends flights to Myanmar as military holds up aid (Roundup)


May 9th, 2008 - 9:52 pm ICT by admin
DPA Rome/Bangkok, May 9 (DPA) With reports of a possible 100,000 cyclone deaths in Myanmar, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Friday suspended relief flights to Myanmar after 38 tons of ... Read more...

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UN food agency suspends flights to Myanmar (Lead)


May 9th, 2008 - 8:44 pm ICT by admin
DPA Rome/Bangkok, May 9 (DPA) The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Friday suspended relief flights to Myanmar after 38 tons of aid were impounded by authorities in the cyclone-struck Asian country. "We ... Read more...

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Angelina Jolie addresses pregnancy for the first time


April 10th, 2008 - 4:16 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Apr 10 (ANI): Angelina Jolie inadvertently confirmed her pregnancy, after revealing that she "felt kicking suddenly" during conference talks in Washington, D.C.The actress, who is a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador, ... Read more...

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UAE voices concerns over Afghan situation


March 13th, 2008 - 6:42 pm ICT by admin
New York, March 13 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has voiced its deep concern over the continuing violence in Afghanistan, hindering development and posing threats to innocent civilians, aid workers and ... Read more...

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Over 8,000 killed in Afghanistan in 2007: UN report


March 12th, 2008 - 6:03 pm ICT by admin
RIA Novosti New York, March 12 (RIA Novosti) Over 8,000 people, 1,500 civilians among them, were killed in violence in Afghanistan in 2007, a new UN report has said. The report, to be ... Read more...

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At least 24 LTTE terrorists killed in Sri Lanka


December 20th, 2007 - 3:57 pm ICT by admin
Colombo, Dec 20 (ANI): At least 24 LTTE Cadres have been killed, during separate attacks by defence forces. According to the Sri Lanka Media Centre for National Security, the attacks took place ... Read more...

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WFP mourns loss of aid worker in Algiers bombing


December 12th, 2007 - 7:13 pm ICT by admin
Rome, Dec.12 (ANI): The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today mourned the loss of a staff member who was killed together with at least 45 other people in Tuesday's terrorist bombing ... Read more...

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Brangelina’s daughter Zahara ‘hates the cameras’


November 14th, 2007 - 2:48 am ICT by admin
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