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23 Mar 2007 description

The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity.

22 Nov 2006 description

Magdalena Slastushinskaya

Hundreds of people are still homeless more than four months after flooding that devastated 19 districts in western Ukraine as well as the southern republic of Crimea, leaving at least two people dead, affecting more than 5,000 and destroying 700 hectares of farmland as well as hundreds of buildings.

"The floods affected mostly poor homes," explains Aline Sattarova, mother of two small children, whose house was washed away by the flooding.

16 Jul 2006 description

Each week, the World Health Organization Department for Health Action in Crises in Geneva produces information highlights on the health aspects of selected 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.

11 Jul 2006 description

The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in over 181 countries.

04 Jul 2006 description

Victor Yushchenko has requested Prime Minister Yuriy Yekhanurov to help the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, Ivano-Frankisvsk, Lviv and Chernivtsi deal with effects of recent floods.

"Due to the emergency in Crimea and Ukraine's western regions, I ask you to help villages, farms and people hit by the disaster," he wrote in a letter to the cabinet.