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Belize + 14 others
Health Action in Crises - Highlights No. 231, 20 to 26 Oct 2008

Each week, the World Health Organization Health Action in Crises in Geneva produces information highlights on critical health-related activities in countries where there are humanitarian crises. Drawing on the various WHO programmes, contributions cover activities from field and country offices and the support provided by WHO regional offices and headquarters. The mandate of the WHO departments specifically concerned with Emergency and Humanitarian Action in Crises is to increase the effectiveness of the WHO contribution to crisis preparedness and response,
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The government proposes additional allocation of NOK 300 million for assistance for disaster victims

No.: 179/05
The government will submit a proposal to the Storting for an additional development assistance allocation of NOK 300 million for the victims of natural disasters. According to the proposal, the main share would be earmarked for those affected by the disasters in Pakistan and Central America, but some of it would go to other acute crises.

"The magnitude of last week's natural disasters has made a deep impression on us all. Norway attaches great importance to meeting the humanitarian needs as quickly as possible. We will therefore