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20 Apr 2010 description

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CHINA: EARTHQUAKE ROCKS QINGHAI PROVINCE

The death toll continues to rise after a 6.9 magnitude earthquake struck Qinghai Province in China on Wednesday morning, April 14.

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.

18 Dec 2008 description

Le Secrétaire général adjoint aux affaires humanitaires et Coordonnateur des secours d'urgence, John Holmes, a lancé ce matin, une nouvelle campagne mondiale de sensibilisation sur les personnes déplacées à l'intérieur de leur propre pays. Il a déclaré, lors d'une conférence de presse organisée au Siège des Nations Unies, que ces personnes couraient un plus grand risque « d'être oubliées » parce qu'elles ne bénéficient pas d'un statut clair, contrairement aux réfugiés.

03 May 2001 description
report World Relief

On May 3, 2001, Dr. Donald Hammond, Senior Vice President of World Relief, spoke before the Immigration Subcommittee of the United States Senate in support of the Refugee Protection Act. The full text of his testimony is reprinted here.