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21 Nov 2005 description

SEA/PR/1410

Bangkok/New Delhi, 21 November, 2005: WHO SEARO is working closely with its Member Countries to develop concrete plans to strengthen emergency preparedness and response in the health sector as part of overall national preparedness plans.

According to Dr Samlee Plianbangchang, Regional Director, WHO South-East Asia Region, "This year, the countries of WHO South-East Asia Region have faced some of the most traumatic health emergencies. The Tsunamis of December 2004 killed over 200,000 people, and displaced 1.2 million people.

23 Sep 2005 description


The Federation’s mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world’s largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in over 181 countries.

In Brief

This Bulletin (no. 01/2005) is being issued for information only, and reflects the status of the situation and information available at this time . The Federation is not seeking funding or other assistance from donors for this operation at this time.