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31 Jul 2010 description

In this issue

Polio Immunization Drive in Central Asia

Joint UN-OIC Humanitarian Strategy in the making

West Bank: One in Four Refugees cannot meet basic Food Needs

Syria: Restoring 2,000 Years old Wells to provide fresh Water

Pakistan: Humanitarians seek $460 Million to respond to immense Flood Disaster

The United Nations and its humanitarian partners in Pakistan will require nearly US$460 million over the coming weeks to meet the urgent needs of millions of people, according to the Initial Floods Emergency Response Plan for Pakistan launched by the United Nations …

31 Oct 2001 description

By Owen Bowcott

LONDON: While the world's attention is focused on war in Afghanistan, three successive years of severe drought have created conditions for a famine which is threatening neighbouring Central Asian countries.

Triggered by the lowest rainfall in living memory, vast tracts of Iran, Uzbekistan, Pakistan and Tajikistan are being reduced to desert as the water table sinks, long-established wells dry up and herds of livestock perish.