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2011-05-25 07:00:00

BRUSSELS, May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Voxbone today announced it has been selected to provide a means for United Nations agencies responding with humanitarian aid in times of natural disasters to stay in contact and communicate with one another quickly and easily via a unique United Nations country code - 888. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090811/VOXBONELOGO) Under agreement with the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), Voxbone has been...

2010-12-05 00:13:33

Project Backed by Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, UN Foundation, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, and Vodafone Foundation New York, NY (Vocus) December 3, 2010 The United Nations Foundation and The Vodafone Foundation announced today the launch of new research with the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative that will help increase the efficiency of information sharing between large aid organizations and...

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2009-10-21 07:25:00

On Tuesday the UN sent out an alert that East Africa could be hit by flash floods in approaching months, with the potential to affect hundreds of thousands of people already suffering from a severe drought.

2009-10-13 16:21:00

http://gemini.info.usaid.gov/photos/displayimage.php?pos=-1896WASHINGTON, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) airlifted a shipment of emergency supplies to Indonesia on October 10th from its stockpile in Dubai.

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2009-06-23 15:00:04

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said Tuesday that locusts coming from northern Somalia by the swarms are putting crops in Ethiopia at risk of being destroyed.

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2008-07-03 08:46:42

Earth observation satellites have provided vital information to relief workers in Myanmar throughout a particularly long crisis response window following the devastating Cyclone Nargis that hit the country on 2 and 3 May 2008.

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2008-05-07 08:07:39

Envisat captured Cyclone Nargis making its way across the Bay of Bengal just south of Myanmar on May 1, 2008. The cyclone hit the coastal region and ripped through the heart of Myanmar on Saturday, devastating the country.

2006-07-04 06:35:13

JAKARTA (Reuters) - A revised response plan for the May earthquake that killed more than 5,700 people and left many homeless on Indonesia's Java island is about $60 million short of the $80 million needed, the United Nations said on Tuesday.

2006-05-14 08:30:57

KINSHASA (Reuters) - The international community is overlooking the world's worst humanitarian disaster in Democratic Republic of Congo, where 10 million people need life-saving assistance, a U.N. official said on Sunday.


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scriggle
  • To writhe; struggle or twist about with more or less force; wriggle.
  • To scribble, jot.
The word 'scriggle' is likely an alteration of 'wiggle'.
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