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New Chinese aid for Maldives  
Malé, Maldives,, 15 Aug 05
The Government of Maldives on Monday launched a project financed by the Government of China that will provide half a million US dollars worth of aid to two remote islands in the Maldives that were devastated by last year’s tsunami.
Tsunami assistance in Thailand  
Bangkok, 27 Jul 05
UN-HABITAT and UNDP have signed an agreement to support local government organizations in participatory rehabilitation planning in areas of Thailand hit by last December’s tsunami killer wave.
Tsunami shelter relief in Somalia  
Nairobi, 21 Jul 05
UN-HABITAT and UNICEF have announced a major project to provide shelter for over 2,400 people living in the tsunami-affected town of Hafun, North Eastern Somalia.
Major Japanese funding for human settlements upgrading in Afghanistan  
Nairobi, 18 Jul 05
The Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the United Nations Trust Fund for Human Security have announced that they will provide over 3 million US dollars towards upgrading homes and urban community facilities in informal settlements in the three Afghan cities of Kandahar, Mazar-e-Sharif and Jalalabad.
Working with the private sector on tsunami relief  
Nairobi, 4 Jul 05
Marking a new stage in its collaboration with the private sector, UN-HABITAT has signed an agreement with the Australian-based group, Bovis Lend Lease PTY Limited, to help rehabilitate areas of Sri Lanka devastated by last December’s tsunami killer wave.
Six months after tsunami, rehabilitation continues apace  
Nairobi, 1 Jul 05
Six months since an undersea earthquake struck off the coast of Indonesia sending a tsunami killer wave on a roll of destruction and devastation, countries and people in the Indian Ocean have been brought together like never before to provide a wide range of support and rehabilitation.
Japanese assistance for displaced people and returning refugees in Somalia gets underway  
Hargeisa, 26 May 05
A Japanese funded programme to help resettle displaced people and refugees returning home in northern Somalia this week made major advances as the authorities agreed to set aside land for thousands of destitute people.
Progress on good governance in Somaliland  
Hargeisa, 25 May 05
The Ministry of Interior has said that the level of conflict within city councils has decreased as they move towards improving services and infrastructure in their districts following a recent urban forum.
Long-term tsunami reconstruction  
Medan, Indonesia, 5 May 05
"Once the humanitarian crisis is over, the cameras tend to leave just as the real hard work starts. I have therefore come to Banda Aceh and Nias at this critical time to see for myself how UN-HABITAT can help with the transition from relief to reconstruction,"Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, Executive Director of UN-HABITAT, said during a visit to the region this week. "I am particularly pleased to be here at the same time as the launch of the Indonesian Government’s Blue Print for Reconstruction and Rehabilitation in order to see how we can support the national government in implementing their plans."
Clinton seeks more cooperation between international community and the private sector  
New York, 26 Apr 05
Former US President Bill Clinton on Monday hailed recent collaboration between the United Nations and the private sector, saying they should work together more closely.
 
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