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Valerie Amos, Baroness Amos

Valerie Ann Amos, Baroness Amos, PC is the eighth and current UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator. Before her appointment to the UN, she had been British High Commissioner to Australia. She was made a Labour life peer in 1997 and served as Leader of the House of Lords and Lord President of the Council. When Amos was appointed Secretary of State for International Development on 12 May 2003, following the resignation of Clare Short, she became the first black woman to sit in the Cabinet of the United Kingdom. She left the Cabinet when Gordon Brown became Prime Minister. She was then nominated to become the European Union Special Representative to the African Union by Gordon Brown. In July 2010 Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon announced Baroness Amos' appointment to the role of Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator. » Read more on Wikipedia.org

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Syria crisis: UN 'must stop flagrant violation of humanitarian law'
2014-02-14
UN humanitarian chief Valerie Amos has urged the Security Council to act immediately to ensure more humanitarian access in war-torn Syria. She said it was "unacceptable" that both Damascus and rebels continued to "flagrantly" violate humanitarian law.
(BBC News)
  1. Amos plea for Syria aid resolution
  2. UN humanitarian chief calls for more access to Syria
  3. UN chief pleads for resolution to Syria aid delivery

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UN 'undeterred' by Homs aid attack
2014-02-09
UN humanitarian chief Valerie Amos has insisted that the UN and aid agencies will not be deterred by Saturday's attack on a convoy bringing supplies into the Syrian city of Homs. Baroness Amos said she was sad that a three-day ceasefire to allow aid ...
(The Daily Star)
  1. Shelling victims flee war-torn city

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PBB kecam serangan pengiriman bantuan
2014-02-09
PBB kecam serangan pengiriman bantuan. BBCIndonesia.com - detikNews. Kepala misi kemanusiaan PBB Valerie Amos mengatakan serangan senjata yang terjadi pada Sabtu (08/02) mempengaruhi pengiriman bantuan dari PBB dan lembaga bantuan lain ke kota Homs ...
(Detikcom)
  1. PBB Geram Bantuan untuk Suriah Diwarnai Serangan

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UN's Syria ceasefires plan
2014-01-24
UN humanitarian chief Valerie Amos said mediator Lakhdar Brahimi would press the government and opposition on these humanitarian issues at separate meetings a day after an international conference on Syria. The two sides, meeting for the first time on ...
(Herald Scotland)
  1. The Syrian crisis: Between Kuwait and Geneva 2

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UN Launches Huge Aid Appeal For Syria
2013-12-17
BARONESS VALERIE AMOS: One of the things that Syrians say to me all the time, they've said it to me, refugees in Turkey, refugees in Lebanon, refugees in Jordan, they've said to me, why has the world abandoned us. HOBSON: Is that your sense as well, ...
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    UN asks for $US14.5b in aid as Syria catastrophe worsens
    2013-12-17
    The Syria appeal accounts for half the total funding plan of about $US14.5 billion aimed at bringing humanitarian aid to 52 million people in 17 countries, announced by Baroness Valerie Amos, the UN emergency relief co-ordinator. Most Syrians "think ...
    (The Canberra Times)

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      UN probes typhoon aid fears
      2013-12-10
      Valerie Amos, UN under secretary general for humanitarian affairs, said she had expected aid had been delivered to survivors in even the most remote islands after the November 8 disaster. But she added: "Although we've got significant aid now coming in ...
      (Herald Scotland)
      1. Typhoon aid 'not reaching victims'

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      250000 beyond aid reach
      2013-12-05
      Valerie Ann Amos's task has been to tell the world body about the worsening conditions for millions of civilians in Syria – and how difficult it is to reach them. Baroness Amos was able to report “modest progress” in such basics as getting 50 more long ...
      (Times of Malta)
      1. 250000 beyond reach of aid in besieged Syrian communities

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      250000 beyond reach of aid in besieged Syrian communities
      2013-12-03
      Baroness Valerie Amos's task has been to tell the world body about the worsening conditions for millions of civilians in Syria - and how difficult it is to reach them. Baroness Amos was able to report "modest progress" in such basics as getting 50 more ...
      (PanARMENIAN.Net)

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