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Generosity after tsunami could threaten neglected crises

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7484.165-b (Published 20 January 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:165
  1. Peter Moszynski
  1. London

    The billions of dollars pledged to help reconstruction after the tsunami shows “humanity at its very best,” said Jan Egeland, United Nations under secretary general for humanitarian affairs, in Geneva last week at the launch of the UN's annual humanitarian appeal process.


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    People in Nagapattinam, Tamil Nadu, clamour for food aid being distributed after the tsunami

    Credit: DIETER TELEMANS/PANOS

    But he urged donors not to divert funds from other crises. “It would be the ultimate disappointment for us,” he said, “and tragedy for the victims in all those other areas where we are struggling to …

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