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Syria: UN humanitarian chief urges safe passage for civilians trapped in Rural Damascus

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OCHA’s Valerie Amos visited Syria in March 2013 with the Syrian Arab Red Crescent to Homs and parts of Baba Amr to assess the impact of the fighting. Ms. Amos said she was horrified by what she saw. UN Photo/Atiqul Hassan 19 October 2013 – The United Nations humanitarian chief on Saturday called for a […]

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Meeting in Jamaica, UN and partners call for enhanced collaboration on disaster management

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Climate-related disasters like flooding are on the rise. Photo:IRIN/Tung X. Ngo 19 October 2013 – Leaders from 22 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean have committed to further enhance regional cooperation in disaster preparedness and humanitarian response during a United Nations-supported meeting hosted in Kingston by the Government of Jamaica. “Millions of people are […]

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Chinese premier urges Canada to approve investment treaty

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Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (R) shakes hands with Governor General of Canada David Johnston prior to their meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, Oct. 18, 2013. (Xinhua/Huang Jingwen) BEIJING, Oct. 18 (Xinhua) — Chinese Premier Li Keqiang met with visiting Canadian Governor General David Johnston here on Friday […]

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