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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.
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.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hurricane Katrina could easily dwarf the devastation of other recent natural disasters in terms of pure economic costs, the U.N. emergency relief coordinator who oversaw the Asian tsunami relief effort said on Wednesday.
Despite the historic size of relief efforts, it will take as long as 10 years to rebuild what was destroyed in the tsunami that hit Asia last year, the United Nations said on Friday.