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11 Apr 2003 description

Baltimore, April 11, 2003 -- The humanitarian crisis in Iraq is difficult to assess or address adequately at present. Medical activities and emergency shelter operations in Iraq were continuing at last report. Aid reached northern Iraq by road from Syria early in the week. However, insecurity in Iraq and dead phone lines to Baghdad are the order of the day and the week for Lutheran World Relief-related staff supporting aid efforts from Jordan.

09 Apr 2003 description

Catholic Relief Services, one of the top five agencies working in Iraq, is providing food, medicine and support to its people through our partner, Caritas Iraq. The agency's Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa, Christine Tucker stated that today more than ever CRS is providing this aid with a "heavy heart".

28 Mar 2003 description

Catholic Relief Services is providing food, medicine and support to the people of Iraq. The agency's Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa, Christine Tucker stated that today more than ever CRS is providing this aid with a "heavy heart".

26 Mar 2003 description

Source: UNSECOORD
Produced in Cooperation with the HIC for Iraq

24 Mar 2003 description

Catholic Relief Services is providing food, medicine and support to the people of Iraq. The agency's Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa, Christine Tucker stated that today more than ever CRS is providing this aid with a "heavy heart".

03 Mar 2003 description
report InterAction

A Guide to Humanitarian and Development Efforts of InterAction Member Agencies in Iraq, Iran, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Jordan, and Lebanon

13 Jan 2003 description

January 13, 2003, Baltimore, MD - In a letter to U.S. Bishops, the President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), Bishop Wilton Gregory, joined Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Chairman and President Bishop Robert Lynch today in calling for prayers and support for the 34 million people throughout Africa affected by a severe food shortage. Absent a massive and immediate response, the crisis could be the worst in Africa since the famine in the mid-1980s.

01 Jan 2003 description

Data Sources: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, United Nations Environment Programme, Population Action International

11 Dec 2002 description
report InterAction

A Guide to Humanitarian and Development Efforts of InterAction Member Agencies in Iraq, Iran, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Jordan, and Lebanon

08 Oct 2002 description
report Tearfund

Christian relief and development agency Tearfund today thanked supporters for their overwhelming response to its appeal to prevent famine in Southern Africa. More than =A34.3 million has been pledged since the appeal was launched in June this year, enabling Tearfund partners in the region to help ease the effects of the devastating food crisis.

15 Sep 2002 description

ACFOA Council notes:

  • the total breakdown of the peace process in the Middle East and the effects of increasing incidence of violence towards Israeli and Palestinian civilians;

  • the damage to and disruption of Australian and international aid projects in the current conflict as well as destruction of Palestinian national and civil society institutions;

04 Apr 2002 description
report UN News Service

The United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, today strongly condemned a deliberate assault by Hizbollah elements on unarmed UN military observers operating in south Lebanon.

11 Mar 2002 description

Nearly 4 million Palestinian refugees are registered with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) in Jordan, Syrian Arab Republic, Lebanon, Gaza Strip, the West Bank, and East Jerusalem. As defined by UNWRA, these refugees are persons whose normal place of residence was Palestine between June 1946 and May 1948 (and their descendents) and who lost both their homes and means of livelihood as a result of the 1948 Arab-Israeli conflict.

29 Oct 2001 description
report UN General Assembly


GA/SPD/221
Fifty-sixth General Assembly
Fourth Committee
13th Meeting (AM)

Speakers Criticize Israeli Policies of Closure, Economic Blockade; Say Movement Restrictions Placed on Agency Violate International Law