News Middle East crisis

Humanitarian corridors are critical for aid

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.333.7561.217 (Published 27 July 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:217
  1. John Zarocostas
  1. Geneva

    Specialist United Nations agencies are mounting a massive relief operation to reach more than 700 000 Lebanese civilians displaced by the escalating conflict and in need of urgent help. Half of the displaced people are children.

    An emergency appeal launched on 24 July in Beirut by the UN's top humanitarian official, Jan Egeland, is seeking $149m (£80m; €120m) from donors. The sum includes …

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