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11 Nov 2004 description
report UN General Assembly


Fifty-ninth General Assembly
Plenary
51st & 52nd Meetings (AM & PM)

With the number of complex emergencies on the rise worldwide, the United Nations General Assembly today tackled one of the international community’s toughest emerging challenges: the need to safeguard the well-being of civilians, ensure the security of relief workers, and promote recovery and development while providing overall assistance in a manner consistent with humanitarian principles.

06 Feb 2004 description

Answering the UN's annual appeals for different countries and regions, Sida has decided to allocate EUR 36.7 million to alleviate crises in about 20 countries.
A positive change since last year is that Sudan, Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo have all initiated peace processes, even though the humanitarian situation remains very serious. Apart from armed conflict, HIV/AIDS represents the biggest threat to development.