El Salvador: Earthquake - Feb 2001
The foreign aid department of German NGO Malteser Hilfsdienst was founded in 1966 but the organisation's roots reach back to the 11th century. Emergency aid programme officer Birke Herzbruch spoke to Beth Watts about the Malteser history and her own personal journey into humanitarian aid.
Mr Poul Nielson
European Commissioner for Development and Humanitarian Aid
Fact Sheet No. 90
Strengthening of the coordination of emergency humanitarian assistance of the United Nations
(A) Balkans: (1) Kosovo, (2) Serbia, (3) Montenegro, (4) fYRoM (B) West and Central Asia: (1) Afghanistan, (2) Pakistan, (3) Iran (C) Guinea (D) Southern Africa: (1) Angola, (2) Namibia (E) Horn of Africa: (1) Ethiopia, (2) Eritrea, (3) Kenya (F) Niger (G) Burundi (H) El Salvador (I) East Timor From Francesco Strippoli, Senior Humanitarian Adviser; available on the Internet on the WFP Home Page (www.wfp.org), or by e-mail from Zlatan.Milisic@wfp.org.
Liz O'Donnell T.D., Minister of State at the Department of Foreign Affairs (with Special Responsibility for Overseas Development Assistance and Human Rights), has announced an unprecedented package of humanitarian and rehabilitation assistance to benefit 21 of the world's poorest and crisis-stricken countries.
The mission of the WHO Department of Emergency and Humanitarian Action is to increase, through a concerted effort across WHO, the capacity and self-reliance of countries in the prevention of disasters, preparation for emergencies, mitigation of their health consequences, and the creation of a synergy between emergency action and sustainable development.