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    Preparing for MERS virus

    7 October 2013
    Public health officials in the Gulf states are playing down fears about an outbreak of the deadly MERS coronavirus among pilgrims travelling to the Hajj...
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    UN, Muslim NGOs draw closer

    23 September 2013
    Two years ago IRIN published a detailed analysis of the deep mistrust that existed between aid agencies from the Arab/Muslim world and the UN-coordinated aid...
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    Spontaneous aid funding

    19 September 2013
    At a conference in Kuwait on partnerships in humanitarian action, representatives of Qatar Charity stood up with an impromptu announcement. They had decided the previous...
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    DRR in the Arab world

    20 March 2013
    Nearly 300 government officials, scientists, aid workers and activists from across the Arab world are working together in Jordan to draw up the first joint...
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    Syria aid pledges made in Kuwait

    1 February 2013
    The international community pledged more than US$1.5 billion in humanitarian aid to Syria on 30 January, in the most successful fundraising conference in UN history...