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  1. Starving children before bureaucracy

    Posted Mar 31st 2007, 12:00am by Tom Plate

    ... it may be that the present regime itself will have died off or morphed into something much better. Their current plight, therefore, can be categorised as nothing other than a humanitarian ... and the effect is a deepening of the humanitarian tragedy. North Korea, for one, is politicising the crisis because it is a communist state that sees western spying in the eyes of every aid worker ...

  2. PLA likely to send more ships for UN food aid escorts

    Posted Mar 13th 2010, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan in Beijing and Greg Torode China will have to send more warships to the Gulf of Aden after agreeing to provide armed escorts for UN humanitarian shipments that help feed ... said an international anti-piracy meeting proposed last week to let the People's Liberation Army Navy escort UN humanitarian aid vessels to Somalia. Zhang Deshun, the recently retired ...

  3. Plea for donations to aid Somali famine victims

    Posted Aug 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in Somalia. 'Initially we took care of feeding around 33,000 people in the likes of Waajid and the situation was desperate.' But after 10 years of working for humanitarian organisations ... specific groups, just for people to take action and donate to established humanitarian organisations like Oxfam and the International Committee of the Red Cross. 'People are hugely generous ...

  4. Letters

    Posted Aug 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Kim should admit relief agencies North Korea is again asking for humanitarian aid as the country reels from the effects of devastating floods. Several relief agencies and the UN are preparing to provide food and water. How should the world respond? What can North Korea do this time to break the pattern of distrust? In October last year, the UN humanitarian chief discussed ...

  5. Beijing 'optimistic' about N Korea

    Posted Aug 01st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... needed to see progress before normalisation could be acceptable. 'This is a humanitarian issue of importance not just to Japan, but to the region,' he said. 'We hope to see ... to the abductions directly, but demanded efforts to solve 'humanitarian and people concerns'. As the prospect of peace on the Korean Peninsula gathers steam, Asean leaders are eager to get ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. U.S. shows 'bad timing' in South China Sea: general

    Posted Jul 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... commander-in-chief of the Pacific Command will visit China before the end of the year. The two armed forces will also conduct joint drills on humanitarian rescues and disaster relief. ...

  8. A first step to stopping a war, but much still to do

    Posted Aug 14th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... European Union intervention has, thankfully, pulled Georgia and Russia apart after days of dangerous conflict over the former's breakaway region of South Ossetia, although the peace is a fragile one. The risk of escalation into a fully fledged war that would also worsen relations between Moscow and the west- already strained- has, for the moment, been allayed. Humanitarian ...

  9. Partnership strengthens

    Posted Oct 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... financial companies, including 11 Korean banks and 12 Korean security firms, that have established their regional offices in Hong Kong,' he says. On the humanitarian side, the consul general ...

  10. In China's defence

    Posted Apr 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... interests. Thus, a frigate was deployed during the evacuation of Chinese nationals from Libya. But this was primarily a humanitarian mission and should on its own provoke no fears in the hearts ...




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