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Donors give more for disaster relief - UN

Published: Sunday December 15, 2013 | 10:42 am Comments 0

UNITED NATIONS, Dec. 14 ,CMC – The United Nations says donors have pledged US$404.6 million to a fund a rapid response to natural disasters, such as hurricanes and earthquakes in the Caribbean and other places.

On Friday, the UN announced that the fund also “enables the quick delivery of life-saving humanitarian aid to those who need it most around the world.

It said the latest pledge is in response to an appeal by Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and the world body’s top relief official.

“The most vulnerable people on Earth depend on your support to enable this work to continue,” said Ban in his opening remarks at the high-level conference for the Fund, known officially as the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF).

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