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14 Jul 1999 description
report United Nations

Debate Continues on Means of Strengthening United Nations Economic, Humanitarian and Disaster Assistance

13 Jul 1999 description
report United Nations

Natural disasters claimed more than 50,000 lives and resulted in economic losses exceeding $90 billion during 1998; while wars in Africa, Asia and Europe displaced millions more. This horrifying toll will set the scene for the Economic and Social Council's debate, when it begins its segment on humanitarian affairs on 13 July.