Yearbook of the United Nations, 2004. Part 3, Economic and social questions. Chapter 3, Humanitarian and special economic assistance
In 2004, the United Nations, through the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA),continued to mobilize and coordinate humanitarian assistance to respond to international emergencies. During the year, consolidated inter-agency appeals were launched for Angola, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Burundi, the Central African Republic, Chad, Chechnya and neighbouring republics of the Russian Federation, Côte d'Ivoire + 3 (Burkina Faso, Ghana, Mali), the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Eritrea, the Great Lakes region (Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo,Rwanda, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania), Grenada, Guinea, Haiti, Indonesia, Iran, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, the Occupied Palestinian Territory, the Philippines, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Tajikistan, the United Republic of Tanzania, Uganda, the West Africa subregion (Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Sierra Leone) and Zimbabwe. The appeals sought 3.4 billion, of which 2.2billionwasmadeavailable,meeting64percent of requirements. Excluding contributions in kind and services not costed,OCHA recorded contributions for natural disaster assistance totalling $597.3 million. At the request of Haiti, an ad hoc advisory group to develop a long-term programme of assistance was established. The groups created in 2002 on Guinea-Bissau and 2003 on Burundi continued their work. The Preparatory Committee for the World Conference on Disaster Reduction, to be held in Kobe, Japan, in 2005, was established. It held its first and second sessions in Geneva, in May and October 2004, respectively.
UN - UN. General Assembly - UN. Economic and Social Council - UN System - UN. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs - HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE - DISASTER RELIEF - DISASTER PREVENTION - DISASTER PREPAREDNESS - NATURAL DISASTERS - COORDINATION WITHIN UN SYSTEM - ECONOMIC ASSISTANCE - PALESTINIANS - RESOURCES MOBILIZATION
Yearbook of the United Nations, 2004. v. 58; Vol. 58
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