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Gaza 5-hour truce goes into force

A five-hour humanitarian truce agreed by Israel and Hamas came into force on Thursday, hours after the Israeli military said it fought Palestinian gunmen who infiltrated from Gaza. About a dozen Palestinian fighters tunnelled unde

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Bahrain to set up humanitarian law panel

A National Committee for International Humanitarian Law will be soon formed in Bahrain. It will comprise representatives from Foreign Affairs, Defence and Interior ministries along with the Information Affairs Authority, National

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Red Cross calls for humanitarian pause in Syria

The Red Cross has appealed for a halt in the fierce fighting between President Bashar al-Assad's forces and rebels in the Syrian city of Homs, to bring in life-saving supplies to trapped residents. The International Committee

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Deloitte launches humanitarian crisis programme

Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu and its member firm network have launched a humanitarian crisis programme to enhance crisis preparedness and emergency response worldwide. The Humanitarian Innovation Program will deliver two global pro bo

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CARE takes part in Dubai summit

CARE International, a leading humanitarian organization known for its fight against global poverty, will share its new humanitarian strategy with partners and discuss collaboration opportunities at the 10th Dubai International Humanitarian Aid &

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Qatar gives $100m in aid to Syria

  Qatar has given $100 million in aid to Syrians stricken by their country's civil war, Qatar's state news agency said on Thursday, the first tranche of at least $900 million pledged by Gulf states.  

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UN plans aid for 1 million struggling Syrians

A confidential UN plan for responding to humanitarian needs of about one million Syrians, based on a joint assessment carried out with Syrian officials from March 18-26, was obtained by Reuters on Thursday. Syria's infrastructure has been

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BinSina’s societal role wins praise

Bait Al Khair Society, a leading humanitarian services provider in the UAE, has hailed the role of BinSina Pharmacy Group, the oldest pharmacy chain the in the UAE, in extensively supporting humanitarian causes in the country. This is in c

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IMC and Agility sign emergency relief deal

International Medical Corps (IMC) and Agility, a global logistics leader, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that outlines plans to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of humanitarian relief.  The two parties agreed

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Rice tells Israel to avoid Gaza crisis

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said on Tuesday she had spoken to the Israelis and urged them to avert a humanitarian crisis in Gaza where Israel implemented a blockade on fuel and electricity. 'Nobody wants innocent Gazans to suffe

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