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2005-12-06 06:55:49

By Cris Chinaka HARARE (Reuters) - U.N. humanitarian envoy Jan Egeland met Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe on Tuesday over the world body's criticism of a government urban slum clearance campaign that has left thousands of people homeless. The two met at Mugabe's offices in Harare a day after Egeland toured two settlements where families have been huddling in makeshift plastic tents after their houses were destroyed. The United Nations said in a report that the campaign,...

2005-11-07 21:24:19

By Robert Evans GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations and the global Red Cross/Red Crescent said on Monday that urgent cash support from the outside world was vital to save thousands of lives as winter moves in on homeless survivors of the Pakistan earthquake. The United Nations, struggling to raise $550 million for a medium-term program to help quake victims and rebuild shattered communities, appealed to donor countries for $42.4 million to fund relief in the region this month....

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. recorded $580 million in new aid pledges by donor governments at an emergency conference held in Geneva designed to whip up support for the millions left without food or shelter in the freezing Himalayas after the October 8...

2005-10-26 13:50:09

By Robert Birsel MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) - Donor governments promised half a billion dollars of new earthquake aid to Pakistan on Wednesday after U.N. officials warned that hunger, cold and injuries might kill more people than the quake itself. But millions of survivors with little food or shelter were left guessing how much would reach them before winter snow blankets the remote Himalayan valleys of Pakistani Kashmir. The U.N. recorded an initial $525 million in new aid...

2005-10-26 12:50:29

By Robert Birsel MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) - Donor governments promised half a billion dollars of new earthquake aid to Pakistan on Wednesday after U.N. officials warned that hunger, cold and injuries might kill more people than the quake itself. But millions of survivors with little food or shelter were left guessing how much would reach them before winter snow blankets the remote Himalayan valleys of Pakistani Kashmir. The U.N. recorded an initial $525 million in new aid...

2005-10-26 12:10:06

By Thomas Atkins GENEVA (Reuters) - Half a billion dollars of new aid was promised to earthquake-stricken Pakistan on Wednesday after a new U.N. fund-raising drive, but survivors were left guessing how much would reach them before the winter snows. The U.N. recorded an initial $525 million in new aid pledges by donor governments at an emergency conference held in Geneva designed to whip up support for the millions left without food or shelter in the freezing Himalayas after the...

2005-10-26 10:01:11

By Thomas Atkins GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations almost doubled its emergency aid request for quake-stricken Pakistan to $550 million on Wednesday as aid workers warned that thousands of survivors faced death from exposure and disease. U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said the need for funding was more critical than ever as the Himalayan winter approached, and urged governments and private individuals to make donations. "The scale of this tragedy almost defies our darkest...

2005-10-26 10:35:00

By Robert Birsel MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) - More people could die of hunger, cold and injuries in the aftermath of Pakistan's earthquake than during it, unless rich states meeting in Geneva on Wednesday come up with more cash fast, U.N. officials said. "We needed the money yesterday," United Nations emergency relief chief Jan Egeland told a Geneva news conference after the U.N. announced it would ask around 60 nations at the meeting for $550 million. That is almost twice the size of...

2005-10-26 08:07:54

By Robert Birsel MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) - More people could die of hunger, cold and injuries after Pakistan's earthquake than during it unless rich countries meeting in Geneva on Wednesday come up with more money fast, a top U.N. aid official said. "We needed the money yesterday," United Nations emergency relief chief Jan Egeland told a Geneva news conference after the U.N. announced it would ask the 65 rich nations at the meeting for $550 million. That was almost double...

2005-10-21 17:36:14

By David Brunnstrom MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistani soldiers and international aid workers were trying on Saturday to reach earthquake survivors in remote mountain hamlets still stranded two weeks after the quake killed more than 50,000. NATO approved plans to send up to 1,000 troops help with the quake relief effort, but the measures fell short of matching an appeal from a top U.N. aid official for an airlift to rescue survivors on the scale of the 1948-49 Berlin...