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  1. Emily Chan- Pioneer in medical humanitarian aid in Asia

    Posted Oct 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... by the surroundings and the limited equipment,' says Chan, now a qualified physician and director of CERT-CUHK-Oxford University Centre for Disaster and Medical Humanitarian Response, based at Chinese ... in Asia in providing medical humanitarian assistance, Chan was honoured by the World Medical Association as a Caring Physician of the World in 2005, and was one of the first recipients of the Hong ...

  2. UN's humanitarian affairs office aims to prevent waste of funds

    Posted Jan 26th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... this month for preliminary discussions on fund-raising for my office, the UN Office for Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and for the humanitarian cause. While I cannot speak for the whole ... it was understood that without any co-ordination between the humanitarian actors there would be waste, duplication, gaps and ill-placed efforts. A signature product of OCHA in a major disaster ...

  3. Use today's public wealth for a better tomorrow

    Posted Mar 06th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... While Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen is in Beijing for the National People's Congress, officials are contemplating how to restore the government's credibility after its humiliating U-turn on the budget. But first they must explain how the ...

  4. U.N. aid chief looks to HK for donations

    Posted Nov 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... for humanitarian affairs, made her second visit to Hong Kong this year. She is on a mission to raise awareness of a drought in the Horn of Africa and to loosen purse strings in a city that regards the global structure of humanitarian aid with suspicion. With traditional Western donors to global disasters in the throes of economic turmoil, it is an opportune time for the UN to expand its reach. ...

  5. Simple, effective ways to save children's lives

    Posted Oct 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Natalie Waugh When the United Nations declares a famine, the world, rightly, snaps to attention. But after the immediate crisis recedes from public attention, the primary cause of the tragedy remains. Those now suffering from famine in Somalia have alread ...

  6. My New Year's resolution: stop finishing the leftovers

    Posted Jan 06th 2011, 12:00am by Arthur Chan

    ... Arthur Chan Chun-yat, Li Po Chun United World College So there I was on New Year's Eve standing on the scale, appalled by how many kilograms I had gained in the last two weeks. When I reflected on the many meals I'd had, I realised the problem- ...

  7. A healthy meal can be had by all, including the poor

    Posted Oct 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Charles Ho In these times of spiralling inflation in Hong Kong, low-income workers and their children are struggling to eat nutritionally balanced meals. While Hong Kong ranks eighth in the world as a wealthy economy in terms of its gross domestic product ...

  8. Charity boss held in abuse probe

    Posted Sep 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou mimi.lau@scmp.com The owner of Shenzhen's Family of Love charity house, once named a 'civilised citizen' and 'ambassador of love' by the city, has been accused of sexually abusing a girl aged nine. Zhang Haiw ...

  9. Prisoners in line for HK$6,000 handout

    Posted May 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Gary Cheung and Lana Lam gary.cheung@scmp.com First they won the right to vote, now Hong Kong's prisoners look set to receive the HK$6,000 cash handout promised by the government. But they won't be getting the money until those in more need are ...

  10. Famine gives food for thought

    Posted Apr 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The rain over the weekend failed to foil 6,000 people's determination to raise money for those in developing countries. The 30-Hour Famine, organised by World Vision Hong Kong and Commercial Radio, raised HK$6 million for food and infrastructure proj ...




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