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22 Mar 2010 description

Describing the lack of water and sanitation for billions of people around the world as a humanitarian tragedy and an affront to human dignity, a former President of the General Assembly urged donor countries this afternoon to scale up investment in both.

"It's in fact a human right to have water," Jan Eliasson, President of the Assembly's sixtieth session, said at a Headquarters press conference to celebrate World Water Day.

28 Feb 2010 description
report ACTED


- Focus Haiti: Humanitarian assistance to more than 300,000 people

- ACTED involved in the national vaccination campaign in Tajikistan

- Behavior change: a long term commitment (Sudan)

- Fishermen set sail from Gunungsitoli under blue skies (Indonesia)

- Building towards the future: Small businesses make a big impact (Uganda)

- Tajik farmers visit Burgundy (France-Tajikistan)

- Farming in a time of drought (occupied Palestinian Territories)

- From a Congo to another: ACTED in support of the Likouala refugees (Congo Brazzaville)

- Rebuilding livelihoods …

18 Oct 2001 description

This Programme Update is intended for reporting on Annual Appeals.
Appeal Target CHF 10,000,000

Period covered: July - September, 2001.

"At a Glance"

Appeal coverage: 62.5%

Related Appeals: N/A

Outstanding needs: CHF 3,754,571

22 Nov 1999 description
report UN General Assembly

Press Release - GA/9665
Deeply concerned about the fact that natural disasters continued to claim high numbers of casualties and cause immense material damage globally, and that the frequency and magnitude of such catastrophes were an ever increasing material and moral burden to States, the General Assembly this morning asked the Secretary-General, through the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, to formulate the modalities for the utilization of the Standby Disaster Response Unit by the relevant agencies of the United Nations system.