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25 Nov 2013 description
report Islamic Relief

Much-needed humanitarian aid is pouring in to the Philippines in the wake of super typhoon Haiyan. The international community has once again united to help the millions whose lives were shattered by the deadly storm. But, amidst the emergency response – we must also heed this enormous wake-up call. We must make sure that the world’s poorest people no longer bear the brunt of the global problem of climate change.

20 Nov 2013 description

20 November, 2013, Doha – Qatar Solidarity Day with the People of Somalia and Philippines has yielded QAR 31 million just from a 3 hour live-broadcasting fundraiser in addition to 40 tons of goods worth QAR 1 mln.

14 Nov 2013 description
report Kuwait News Agency

KUWAIT, Nov 13 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah has ordered donation of USD 10 million worth of urgent aid to the Philippines to help the nation cope with heavy losses caused by Typhoon Haiyan.

In a statement to KUNA on Wednesday, Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs and Minister of Health Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah said His Highness the Amir has given the orders to dispatch the aid urgently, in line with the State keenness on playing its well-known humanitarian role in such tragedies.

23 Aug 2012 description

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Myanmar: The plight of the Rohingya people

03 Nov 2011 description


Between May and September 2011, a number of disasters including floods and storms continued to devastate Asia and the Pacific region.

Floods occurred in China from June onwards, affecting over 36 million people and killing at least 355 people. Despite direct economic losses of nearly US$6.5 billion, no international assistance was requested.

07 Sep 2011 description

Human Rights Council

Eighteenth session

Agenda item 3

Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development


01 Nov 2009 description

Each week, the World Health Organization Health Action in Crises in Geneva produces information highlights on critical health-related activities in countries where there are humanitarian crises. Drawing on the various WHO programmes, contributions cover activities from field and country offices and the support provided by WHO regional offices and headquarters. The mandate of the WHO departments specifically concerned with Emergency and Humanitarian Action in Crises is to increase the effectiveness of the WHO contribution to crisis preparedness and response, transition and recovery.

30 Jun 2005 description

- Con excepción de Argelia, existían negociaciones formales o exploratorias en todos los conflictos africanos. A escala global, en el 73% de los conflictos armados existentes hay negociaciones abiertas.
- Una vez completado el despliegue de las misiones de mantenimiento de la paz en Côte d'Ivoire, Somalia, Sudán y RD Congo, en estos cuatro países habrá unos 54.000 cascos azules.

- Finalizaron sin éxito los intentos de negociación con la guerrilla ELN, en Colombia, y con el grupo maoísta CPI, en el estado de Andra Pradesh (India).