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Humanitarian crisis for Pakistan's displaced far from over - UN official
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Monday, 08 February 2010
Humanitarian crisis for Pakistan's displaced far from over - UN official
The top United Nations humanitarian official in Pakistan has called on the international community not to forget the vulnerable civilians displaced in the country's northwest, urging donors to contribute to a $537 million appeal launched to meet immediate relief needs.Read Full Article ...
 
UN seeks to restore Haiti's quake-shattered weather services to prevent further disasters
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Monday, 08 February 2010
UN seeks to restore Haiti's quake-shattered weather services to prevent further disasters
With the rainy season and its flood risks due in April and hurricanes shortly after, Haiti urgently needs operational meteorological services to forestall furt...
 
Pacific island nations at UN meeting call on world to fulfil aid commitments
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Monday, 08 February 2010
Pacific island nations at UN meeting call on world to fulfil aid commitments
Fourteen island developing nations in the Pacific Ocean wrapped up a United Nations-backed meeting today with a call to the global community to honour its comm...
 
UN crime watchdog helps Iran set up unit to combat money-laundering from drugs trade
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Monday, 08 February 2010
UN crime watchdog helps Iran set up unit to combat money-laundering from drugs trade
Iran has teamed with the United Nations anti-crime agency to set up a financial intelligence unit tasked with tackling the spread of money-laundering in the co...
 
Sri Lanka: UN chief urges due process for arrested opposition leader
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Monday, 08 February 2010
Sri Lanka: UN chief urges due process for arrested opposition leader
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on authorities in Sri Lanka to ensure the rights and safety of the defeated presidential candidate and former army c...
 
UN health agency stresses good hygiene to prevent cholera spread in Benin
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Monday, 08 February 2010
UN health agency stresses good hygiene to prevent cholera spread in Benin
Officials from the United Nations health agency and the Beninese Government are urging the West African nation's citizens to be extra vigilant in observing goo...
 
Latrine shortage could worsen public health in Haiti, UN agency says
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Monday, 08 February 2010
Latrine shortage could worsen public health in Haiti, UN agency says
Sanitation has become a pressing need in Haiti and the lack of it could pose health problems for the nearly 1 million people living in temporary settlements ah...
 
Curbing sexual violence in conflict is ‘mission irresistible' for new UN envoy
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Monday, 08 February 2010
Curbing sexual violence in conflict is ‘mission irresistible' for new UN envoy
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's newly appointed Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict promised today a more coherent and effective battle again...
 
Joint UN-African Union envoy to Darfur talks peace with armed rebel movements
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Monday, 08 February 2010
Joint UN-African Union envoy to Darfur talks peace with armed rebel movements
The newly appointed head of the joint African Union-United Nations peacekeeping mission in Darfur, known as UNAMID, today met with members from key rebel milit...
 
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