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03 Jan 2003 description

"The sad truth is that as things stand the humanitarian system faces the prospect of being completely overwhelmed."
James T. Morris
Executive Director, World Food Programme

30 Sep 2002 description

The international humanitarian aid system is facing unprecedented stress. Poor weather and the legacy of conflict are threatening tens of millions of people, primarily in Africa and Central Asia. The situation is so grave that Andrew Natsios, Administrator of the U.S.

08 Jun 2001 description

The United Nations has recently completed a study of ways to respond to humanitarian emergencies involving internally displaced people (IDPs), but the recommendations do not go far enough.