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  1. Experienced humanitarian lawyer required

    Posted Jun 17th 2006, 12:00am by Elizabeth Horscroft

    ... of asylum seekers, migrant workers and foreign domestic helpers, is looking for a programme manager to be responsible for its humanitarian services. The person should have at least six years of work experience. 'We would love to have a lawyer who has some knowledge of refugee law or a person with a humanitarian background who has run similar projects before,' said Cheung Ang Siew-mei, ...

  2. Humanitarian relief force proposed for region

    Posted Jun 05th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Greg Torode Malaysia is calling for the creation of a humanitarian relief force to serve the Asian region- a possible first step towards a new regional security grouping. Malaysia's defence minister and Deputy Prime Minister Najib Razak told delegates at the informal Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore that the tsunami and recent earthquake in Indonesia had shown the need ...

  3. Pitch in to prevent tragedy

    Posted Nov 19th 2010, 12:00am by Wong Yat-Hei

    ... Wong Yat-hei Hong Kong children always complain about too much homework and too many tests and extra-curricular activities. But these so-called hardships pale in comparison to the fact that a child dies of hunger or disease every three seconds in Africa. ...

  4. News - World - SOUTH SUDAN

    South Sudan stares into the abyss three years after independence

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 09:33pm by AFP

    ... effort that has only so far reached half of those in need". "The world's attention is elsewhere as Africa's worst humanitarian catastrophe descends into more misery. We ...

  5. News - World - IRAQ

    Iraq boosted by Russian jets as it pursues counter-attack on ISIL militants

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:50pm by Agence France-Presse in Baghdad

    ... offensive by militants, led by the jihadist Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), that has killed more than 1,000 people and sparked a humanitarian crisis with hundreds of thousands ... International agencies have sounded the alarm over the humanitarian consequences of the fighting, with up to 10,000 people having fled a northern Christian town and 1.2 million displaced in Iraq ...

  6. News - World - SYRIA

    Barack Obama seeks US$500 million from Congress to train, equip Syrian rebels

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 01:07pm by AFP

    ... South Asia to Africa's Sahel region. Syrian government holding up food and medical aid, UN official says The UN humanitarian chief accused the Syrian government of imposing "arbitrary ... that "some opposition groups have also attacked, threatened and refused to cooperate with humanitarian workers". In a grim assessment, she said: "Violence and attacks on civilians by all ...

  7. An Ordinary Man- An Autobiography

    Posted Mar 18th 2007, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... Reviewed by Tim Cribb An Ordinary Man- An Autobiography by Paul Rusesabagina, with Tom Zoellner Penguin, HK$105 'Facts are almost irrelevant to most people,' writes Paul Rusesabagina in An Ordinary Man. 'We make decisions based on emotions ...

  8. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Chief minister forced out in Myanmar's strife-torn Rakhine state

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 10:42pm by AP

    ... humanitarian official said she witnessed "appalling conditions" and the worst human suffering she had ever seen in camps for stateless Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state. Assistant secretary general for humanitarian affairs Kyung-wha Kang said that because of severe restrictions on their freedom of movement, both in camps and isolated villages, many Muslims could not rebuild ...

  9. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Obama in Texas as border surge of child immigrants called overwhelming

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 10:13am by Associated Press in Washington

    ... not support the spending request, saying it would “just perpetuate an unacceptable humanitarian crisis that’s taking place on our southern border”. In the House of Representatives, Republican Speaker ...

  10. News - World - OBITUARY

    Louis Zamperini, an Olympic distance runner, prisoner of war, dies at 97

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 01:10am by AP

    ... and kisses me, so I can't complain." He was a guest of Jolie last year when she was presented with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. ...




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