World Humanitarian day 19 August , 2010

World Humanitarian day 19 August , 2010

New York City : NY : USA | Aug 19, 2010 at 12:12 PM PDT
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World Humanitarian day

Today falls on the World humanitarian day which has been accepted by the UN to Strengthening of the Coordination of Emergency Humanitarian Assistance of the United Nations. Principles represent the base of humanitarian action and include :




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      United Press International
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      Voice of America
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