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  1. Relief officers needed for humanitarian work

    Posted Jul 19th 2008, 12:00am by Ana Wang, Jolene Otremba

    ... Jolene Otremba, Ana Wang An opportunity has arisen for individuals who are mature, adaptive and aspire to contribute to humanitarian work- and serve those in desperate need. The Hong Kong ... Kong.' Officers are based in Hong Kong but frequent travel should be expected. A solid track record on project management, concerning humanitarian work outside Hong Kong, is a must. Flexible ...

  2. food crisis

    Posted Jun 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Reading comprehension Answer the following questions: 1 What triggered the food crisis in the Sahel region? a. floods b. an epidemic among livestock c. drought d. pests 2 Why has aid come in so slowly? a. Officials underestimated the seriousness of the si ...

  3. Kingdom leads on overseas aid

    Posted Sep 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The 'Kingdom of humanity' is outranking richer countries of the West when it comes to humanitarian aid, the United Nations reports. Saudi Arabia is the largest international donor to humanitarian appeals when measured as a percentage of GDP, with 0.19 per cent of the value of its economy donated to overseas aid, according to the report. The United States was 19th ...

  4. Give thanks for what we have, and give to others

    Posted Dec 25th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Christmas will not be as merry as it might have been for some of us this year, and the reason for that is no big surprise. Times are tough and are going to get tougher, we have been told repeatedly. Thousands of people have lost their jobs and more cuts a ...

  5. No place for politics in Myanmar disaster

    Posted May 07th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and are reluctantly letting in aid agencies. A handful of humanitarian groups are now on the ground in the five southern states where an emergency has been declared. Dozens more have lined up to offer help. ... put self-interest above all else. They have let the country slide into ruin, poverty and disease. The few humanitarian agencies allowed in have been closely monitored and their activities ...

  6. Expert envoy prods the junta

    Posted May 24th 2008, 12:00am by Sean Munday

    ... humanitarian troubleshooter, critics insisted he was the wrong man for the job. The task of tackling global crises was less about delicate diplomacy, the argument went, and more about boots-on-the-ground humanitarian aid work. Little more than a year on, that diplomatic experience is proving invaluable as Sir John faces his biggest challenge yet- coaxing Myanmar's recalcitrant ...

  7. Losers from Lehman 'disaster' stage vigil

    Posted Nov 09th 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... reserved for natural disasters and humanitarian tragedies such as the Sichuan earthquake and 1989 Tiananmen Square incident. Police estimate 800 attended, while the organisers- the Democratic Party ... of Lehman Products, thought the vigil fitting. 'A candle-light vigil is serious, for a humanitarian or a natural disaster. This Lehman incident is a disaster.' ...

  8. Aid and abetment

    Posted May 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... is a matter of international debate. Myanmar's secretive military regime has so far insisted on being in charge of the humanitarian process, opening the door only to those it trusts. So many ... views of non-interference, unless invited, while some humanitarian groups urge aid to be sent in regardless of the likes or dislikes of the generals. A few hardened critics even speak of using ...

  9. Modern military must offer more than defence

    Posted Aug 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... announcement that the People's Liberation Army would develop disaster relief and humanitarian capabilities in the aftermath of last year's devastating earthquake in Sichuan. Premier Wen ... but also in overseas humanitarian relief efforts. In Asia, Japan, South Korea and Australia have similar capabilities. The use of an army for disaster relief and reconstruction is not simply a nice ...

  10. Christians' tsunami aid criticised

    Posted Apr 10th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by the Indonesian government that the work of humanitarian aid groups in Aceh will be evaluated- and a list drawn up of organisations allowed to stay in the predominantly Muslim region- has raised concern ... undersecretary-general for humanitarian affairs and emergency relief co-ordination- has repeatedly advised Christian NGOs against seeking conversions. The warning sparked an outcry from more well-established ...




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