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  1. MSF highlights Congo's plight

    Posted Apr 17th 2006, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... Lilian Goh Medecins Sans Frontieres has launched a photo exhibition to highlight the grim situation faced by people living in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a country long troubled by conflict and epidemics. The humanitarian organisation opened the exhibition, Democratic Republic of Congo: The Forgotten War, earlier this month in the hope of raising awareness of the African ...

  2. Believing is seeing in Darfur and Iraq

    Posted Feb 28th 2008, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... and shapes realities, one can, perhaps, point to two of the worst humanitarian crises of our time: Darfur and Iraq- or rather, how they are perceived in the media, and among the public. For do-gooders, like US actress Mia Farrow, the situation in Darfur is primarily a humanitarian crisis, possibly genocide, and little else. So a profound ignorance of Sudanese politics and Chinese ...

  3. Plea for donations to aid Somali famine victims

    Posted Aug 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... for humanitarian organisations in Africa, Mullan decided to quit. 'After a while you end up running on empty. I was exhausted and needed a change,' he explained. Mullan, 49, has lived in Hong ... I'm not advocating specific groups, just for people to take action and donate to established humanitarian organisations like Oxfam and the International Committee of the Red Cross. ...

  4. What drives desperate men to risk everything

    Posted Jul 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... will be sympathetic and let us proceed to Malaysia. We also hope that Malaysia will grant us asylum on humanitarian grounds.' Kamaluddin said a Bangladesh-based agent would charge about two million kyats ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Attacks against nationals in Africa played down

    Posted Feb 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... abductions. The rebel group's secretary general, Yasir Arman, said Beijing should ask the Sudanese government to open safe corridors for humanitarian operations. He said the rebels were calling ...

  7. Haiti to get 18m yuan of new aid

    Posted Jan 25th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... cent of them had taken part in previous UN peacekeeping missions, the ministry's statement said. With the 18 million yuan of additional aid, Beijing has so far provided humanitarian aid ...

  8. S Sudan's leader asks Hu for help

    Posted Apr 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and co-operation, and that China was willing to expand personal exchanges with South Sudan. The deals signed between the two countries cover humanitarian aid, solar energy and financial co-operation. Gum ...

  9. U.N. aid agency defends cuts for refugees in HK

    Posted Mar 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ngaotheppitak, head of the UNHCR's Hong Kong office, said the new policy would ensure refugees now have full access to the government's humanitarian assistance and are provided with a rental ...

  10. Getting into the game

    Posted Mar 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... achieve political aims. In South Sudan, the rebels wanted Beijing to push the Sudanese government to open safe corridors for humanitarian operations. In Egypt, Bedouins demanded the release ... and humanitarian concerns before making its decision. The stand-offish approach has a long history. Whether called 'peaceful co-existence' as in the 1950s, or 'low-profile' as dubbed ...




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