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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.

09 Jun 2008 description
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DAKAR, 9 June 2008 (IRIN) - 'Participation', 'rights-based' and 'consultative' are all terms associated with non-governmental organisations (NGOs) as the paradigm for humanitarian aid has shifted from agencies thinking they know best, to trying to put affected people at the heart of their aid responses. But when push comes to shove, and beneficiaries are unhappy with what they receive, do NGOs listen?

28 Apr 2008 description

GENÈVE, 28 avril (UNHCR) - L'entrepôt régional de l'agence des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés, situé à Dubaï, a reçu récemment trois millions de serviettes hygiéniques, une livraison inhabituelle.

Cette initiative du bureau japonais de Procter & Gamble, le géant mondial des biens de consommation, est arrivée au bon moment.

28 Apr 2008 description

GENEVA, April 28 (UNHCR) - The UN refugee agency's sprawling regional warehouse in Dubai recently received an unusual shipment of aid supplies - 3 million sanitary pads.

The welcome gift from the Japan office of global consumer goods giant, Proctor & Gamble, came at an opportune time. Due to budgetary constraints, UNHCR agency has been finding it difficult to meet a core commitment to ensure the provision of sanitary materials to all women and girls of concern.

Things have been improving, but the situation remains inadequate.