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20 Jul 2009 description

The Economic and Social Council this morning opened its Humanitarian Affairs Segment, holding a general discussion on strengthening the coordination of humanitarian assistance: present challenges and their impact on the future.

Tiina Intelmann, Vice-President of the Economic and Social Council, introducing the Humanitarian Affairs Segment on strengthening the coordination of humanitarian assistance: present challenges and their impact on the future, said humanitarian practitioners feared that hundreds of millions more would be in need of humanitarian assistance in the coming few years.