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2006-04-07 07:25:00

NAIROBI (Reuters) - East Africa's long-running drought is killing thousands of people due to related illnesses and malnutrition, the United Nations said on Friday in the first such estimate of the scale of the tragedy.

2006-04-04 17:40:32

By Irwin Arieff UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States criticized Sudan on Tuesday for barring a senior U.N. official from visiting its troubled Darfur region but some Security Council members declined to join Washington in a strong statement condemning Khartoum's action.

2006-04-04 05:50:12

RUMBEK, Sudan (Reuters) - The Sudanese government denied a senior UN official permission to fly over the western region of Darfur on Tuesday on his way to visit Sudanese refugees in neighboring Chad, UN officials said.

2006-04-03 19:41:41

By Opheera McDoom RUMBEK, Sudan (Reuters) - The U.N.'s top humanitarian official in Sudan Jan Egeland said the government barred him on Monday from visiting Darfur to prevent him seeing poor conditions there.

2006-03-29 19:38:01

By Daniel Wallis KAMPALA (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council must act to end suffering brought by two decades of war in northern Uganda, a coalition of local and foreign aid agencies said on Thursday as U.N. aid chief Jan Egeland flew into the country.

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2006-03-27 06:55:00

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton urged the world on Monday to invest in early warning systems to prevent the massive death and destruction seen in recent earthquakes, tsunamis and other natural disasters.

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.

2006-03-02 11:40:00

By Mica Rosenberg GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - This year's hurricane season could match the record breaking destruction caused by storms in 2005, the United Nations warned. In 2005, an unprecedented 27 tropical storms, 15 of which became full-blown hurricanes, battered Central America and the U.S.

2006-03-02 12:01:10

By Mica Rosenberg GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - This year's hurricane season could match the record breaking destruction caused by storms in 2005, the United Nations warned. In 2005, an unprecedented 27 tropical storms, 15 of which became full-blown hurricanes, battered Central America and the U.S.


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ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.