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Report shows urban slum dwellers most vulnerable to floods  
Nairobi, Kenya, 14 Nov 06
Cities in Africa are facing a threat occasioned by floods caused by climate change, according to a new study this week by an international non-governmental organization.
UN-HABITAT helping Pakistanis rebuild their lives  
Islamabad, 10 Oct 06
A year has passed since the horrific earthquake in Pakistan that left over 3 million people displaced and nearly a half a million houses damaged and destroyed.
Improving disaster response and effectiveness  
Nairobi, 20 Jul 06
UN-HABITAT is teaming up with humanitarian partners in the NGO world and the United Nations in a new drive to improve the effectiveness and accountability of disaster response, and provide better shelter delivery for the victims of conflict or natural disasters.
From Kabul to Vancouver, a common thread to vastly different cities  
Vancouver, 21 Jun 06
Delegates at the Third Session of the World Urban Forum listened in rapt silence on Wednesday as speakers from Kabul and Vancouver presented a picture of two cities at opposite sides of the world and opposite ends of the development.
Italy releases further funding for Serbian housing programme  
Belgrade, 17 Jan 06
UN-HABITAT has received 8.5 million dollars from the Italian Government for a social and housing integration programme for tens of thousands of war refugees and other vulnerable people in Serbia.
BASF support to tsunami victims  
Galle, Sri Lanka, 21 Dec 05
The German chemical company BASF is working with UN-HABITAT in Sri Lanka and India in its continuing support to the tsunami devastated communities bordering the Indian Ocean
Even as spotlight falls on Pakistani quake, UN pushes ahead with tsunami aid  
New York, 26 Oct 05
Even as United Nations relief operations focus sharply on aiding millions of survivors affected by this month’s devastating earthquake in Pakistan, the world body’s agencies are pressing on with their efforts to help rehabilitate the vast region ravaged by last December’s Indian Ocean tsunami.
Despite post-tsunami shelter progress in the Maldives, a funding shortfall  
Maldives, 25 Oct 05
Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of UN-HABITAT this week visited Maldives where UNDP and UN-HABITAT are jointly rebuilding homes on 58 islands in the Indian Ocean archipelago devastated by last December’s tsunami.
UN-HABITAT pledges Pakistan earthquake recovery support  
Nairobi, 11 Oct 05
Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of UN-HABITAT, this week offered the agency’s immediate support with emergency relief and recovery following a massive earthquake in Kashmir on Saturday that claimed more than 33,000 lives.
Local authorities for peace and social integration  
Nevsehir, Turkey, 26 Sept 05
Hundreds of delegates representing local authorities from around the world, governments, NGOs and academic experts gathered in Nevsehir this week to discuss peace and social integration in human settlements.
 
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