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2011-03-15 09:00:00

WASHINGTON, March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross today announced an initial contribution of $10 million to the Japanese Red Cross Society to assist in its ongoing efforts to provide medical care and relief assistance to the people of Japan following the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) "We are grateful for the American public's generosity and compassion following what has been declared one of the...

2006-08-09 01:17:12

By Peter Apps TRINCOMALEE, Sri Lanka (Reuters) - The brutal murder of 17 Sri Lankan aid workers last week highlights the difficulties faced by relief organizations around the world trying to balance helping people with politics.

2006-03-09 16:39:28

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations' new global emergency fund began work on Thursday with slightly more than half the $500 million dollars its director had hoped for.

2006-03-02 19:38:30

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations next week launches a new global emergency fund to provide swifter relief to victims of natural disasters, but with far less money on hand than the $500 million it had hoped to raise.

2006-02-03 03:58:12

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - The United Nations said on Friday it needed more than $100 million to keep a fleet of helicopters assisting earthquake recovery operations in northern Pakistan flying for the rest of the year. The plea for funding from the U.N.

2005-12-14 22:29:36

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Former U.S. President George Bush will be appointed special U.N. envoy for Pakistan earthquake relief during a visit to the United Nations on Thursday, U.N. officials said.

2005-11-29 11:50:10

By Peter Apps KINNIYA, Sri Lanka (Reuters) - Unspent donations given to help victims of the Asian tsunami could be redirected to crises in Africa after rebuilding is complete, former U.S. President Bill Clinton, now a U.N. enoy, said on Tuesday.

2005-10-26 13:51:44

By Thomas Atkins GENEVA (Reuters) - Half a billion dollars of new aid was pledged to rebuild earthquake-hit Pakistan on Wednesday after a U.N. fund-raising drive, but emergency cash to help survivors through winter snows fell far short of U.N. goals. The U.N.

2005-10-12 09:46:19

By Simon Gardner COLOMBO (Reuters) - Quake victims in South Asia are going without aid because the global emergency relief system is overstretched, needs better coordination and has less than half of the funds required, a top U.N. official said on Wednesday. U.N.

2005-10-10 12:04:51

LONDON (Reuters) - Donor nations rushed doctors, helicopters, food, tents and sniffer dogs to help the victims of Pakistan's devastating earthquake on Monday as the death toll topped 20,000.

Word of the Day
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.