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  1. Documentary to maximise humanitarian awareness

    Posted Oct 29th 2005, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow Swiss film director Frederic Gonseth hopes his documentary on the extraordinary wartime experiences of a group of doctors and nurses will raise Hongkongers' awareness of humanitarian work. Gonseth, who is in Hong Kong for the MAX! German language film festival, said people's support could help humanitarian organisations fight institutions' manipulation, ...

  2. Language point

    Posted Jun 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Queen Silvia was born in [Germany]... and moved... [to] Brazil, four years later, before returning to her native country in 1957. 'Native' can be used as an adjective or noun. It is used above to describe the country where Queen Silvia was born. ...

  3. Annan's legacy will be shaped by reform effort

    Posted Mar 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Sixty years after its founding, the United Nations is facing its biggest credibility crisis. More than ever before, internal deadlock is keeping the organisation from fulfilling its prime mandate- preventing deadly conflict- while recent allegations of of ...

  4. Helping hand for the needy

    Posted Oct 01st 2005, 12:00am by Andrea Li, Wong Hung

    ... Wong Hung-sang became a social worker by accident, but he hasn't looked back since, writes Andrea Li THE POOR IN Hong Kong would be worse off if it wasn't for Wong Hung-sang. For the past two decades, he has tirelessly championed the cause of th ...

  5. Love Heart Home is where the heart is for drifters

    Posted Aug 30th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Alice Yan Every morning in a remote village in Shandong province, dozens of neighbours are woken by the national anthem and shuffle off to a local square to perform morning exercises. Led by local villager Li Junmin, the group jog and stretch together bef ...

  6. Hurricane mess

    Posted Sep 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Has the United States reacted fast enough with humanitarian and other aid in the wake of the hurricane that has hammered New Orleans and surrounding Louisiana State? Share your views: write to us ...

  7. Annan must show the UN can lead by example

    Posted Sep 08th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein and others to make billions out of a humanitarian crisis. The US$67 billion oil-for-food programme aimed to provide food and medicine for Iraqis while keeping sanctions on the Hussein regime. Mr Annan was involved in negotiations with Iraq for the sale of oil to fund the purchase of humanitarian goods and staunchly defended it in the face of efforts ...

  8. Master of tact who's been racked over Iraq

    Posted Sep 17th 2005, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... humanitarian aid to Iraqis began biting, he seemed to be contemplating resigning, telling New York magazine: 'That's a question for the future- in life you cannot rule out, you cannot say ... from Iraqi cities. Later, he led the first UN team negotiating with Iraq, then under international sanctions, for the sale of oil in return for humanitarian aid. His first big job ...

  9. Guidelines in works for annual rice giveaway

    Posted Sep 10th 2005, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy But organisers say it is unfair to link elderly woman's death to handout Officials are drafting safety guidelines for organisers of annual rice handouts during the Hungry Ghost Festival but would not say whether these would be made compulso ...

  10. Short shrift for doling out rice by computer

    Posted Sep 04th 2005, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy Legislators pour cold water on government proposal to spare the elderly from chaotic queues for handouts Legislators have criticised a proposal to create a computer database of elderly people to be delivered rice handouts- and hence avoid the an ...




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