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29 Jul 2018 description

Kuwait, July 29 (BNA): At the directives of the Amir HH Shaikh Sabah Al Ahmed Al Jaber Al Sabah, Kuwait has delivered assorted humanitarian supplies to needy people in Chad, Gaza, Iraq, Tanzania, Turkey and Yemen.

22 Sep 2008 description

The food security crisis and Islamophobia were the two hot-button items on the agenda of the annual meetings of the 57-member Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), under way on the sidelines of the General Assembly session, the organization's Secretary-General, Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, said this morning at a Headquarters press conference.

He said that reports on how to handle the food crisis and how to deal with the misperception of Islam would be before the organization at its annual coordination meeting on Friday, 26 September.

25 Aug 2008 description


Dear Friend of International Medical Corps,

As International Medical Corps approaches the quarter century milestone of delivering lifesaving emergency programs around the globe, we look back at 2007 with great pride in our achievements: helping millions of people in the 25 countries and regions where we operate to recover from crisis and live healthier, more productive lives.

Yet the challenges to providing health care through training remain significant.

20 Apr 2008 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.

04 Nov 2007 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Andrej Mahecic - to whom quoted text may be attributed - at the press briefing, on 4 December 2007, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

In Geneva next Tuesday (11 December), at its annual Pledging Conference, UNHCR will present to donor countries its 2008 annual budget of US$1.096 billion, up from $1.06 billion in 2007, to help millions of refugees, displaced and stateless persons around the world.

25 Oct 2004 description

The WHO/HQ Department for Health Action in Crises aims to produce a running note on select current issues at weekly intervals. This note -- which is by no means exhaustive -- is designed for internal use and does not reflect the official position of WHO.



In June 2004 an interagency mission led by the UN Secretary General's Special Envoy for Humanitarian Needs in Southern Africa concluded that the situation there as "one of the world's most serious humanitarian crises" ...in which...

10 Sep 2004 description

(A) Middle East, Central Asia and Eastern Europe: 1) Iraq, 2) Afghanistan, 3) Albania, 4) Azerbaijan

(B) East and Central Africa: (1) Burundi, (2) DR Congo, (3) Djibouti, (4) Eritrea, (5) Ethiopia, (6) Kenya, (7) Rwanda, (8) Somalia, (9) Sudan, (10) Tanzania, (11) Uganda

(C) West Africa Region: (1) Sahel region (2) Chad, (3) Guinea Bissau, (4) Sierra Leone, (5) Guinea, (6) Liberia, (7) Cote D'Ivoire

(D) Southern Africa: (1) Regional, (2) Angola, (3) Lesotho, (4) Madagascar, (5) Malawi, (6) Mozambique, (7) Namibia, (8) Swaziland, (9) Zimbabwe

09 Dec 2003 description

Briefer: Kris Janowski - Media Relations
This is a summary of what was said by the UNHCR spokesperson at today's Palais des Nations press briefing in Geneva. Further information can be found on the UNHCR website, www.unhcr.ch, which should also be checked for regular media updates on non-briefing days.


Despite the insecurity prevailing in parts of Iraq, repatriation convoys from Iran have begun. In the last three weeks, UNHCR has assisted some 280 people to return from Iran in two convoys.

30 Sep 2003 description

The United States is pleased to announce an additional contribution of $13 million to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. This final contribution in fiscal year 2003 brings the United States' contribution to the organization to over $310 million.