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16 August 2011
Editorial: Humanitarian volunteers: making change happen 
Bonn, Germany: Whenever our televisions show distressing scenes of war, famine or disaster, inevitably we ask ourselves: “What can we do to help?” It’s the kind of question that makes us human, and many people do go the extra mile and act.  Read article
08 April 2008
10,000 volunteers ensured polio-free Somalia 
A Somali woman waits for her child to be vaccinated against polio in 2003. Health campaigners have said that a UN-backed immunisation drive has banished polio from Somalia, three years after the crippling childhood disease returned to the war-torn African country. (AFP/Simon Maina)
Geneva, Switzerland: Somalia is again polio-free, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) announced last week, calling it a 'historic achievement' in public health. This landmark victory is a result of the efforts of over 10,000 Somali volunteers and health workers who repeatedly vaccinated more than 1.8 million children under the age of five by visiting every household in of the most dangerous places on earth.  Read article
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02 March 2005
Red Cross maps out long-term tsunami action plan 
Hong Kong: More than 100 representatives from the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement are gathering in Hong Kong, to set out its long-term plan of action for survivors of the devastating earthquake and tsunami of last December 26.  Read article
30 December 2004
UN volunteers help coordinate relief for tsunami victims in South Asia 
Bonn: The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme, in coordination with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Country Offices and the Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery (BCPR), is deploying volunteers in several South Asian countries to help governments, NGOs and other UN agencies provide relief to thousands of people who have lost their homes and family members in the tsunamis of 26 December.  Read article
28 December 2004
Volunteers deployed in response to South Asia disaster 
With over 20,000 dead and millions displaced and homeless due to the recent devastating earthquakes and tsunamis, volunteers are being deployed to help deliver relief and prevent crisis in Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Thailand and other neighbouring countries.  Read article