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Indonesian Red Cross does not give in to Islamist, cross remains in logo
For Prosperous Justice Party leaders, the symbol is too closely identifiable with the Christian tradition. For Red Cross activists, changing it would mean giving in to fundamentalists. Former Vice President Kalla, a Muslim, had already praised the organisation for its work.
A Muslim and two Christians lead in Jakarta politics
Solo Mayor Joko Widodo wins first round in Jakarta's gubernatorial elections. Backed by Islamist parties and President Yudhoyono's Democratic Party, the outgoing office holder suffers a major loss. Solo Deputy Mayor Hadi Rudyatmo, a Catholic, and Basuki Thahaja Orunama, a Sin-Indonesian Christian, play a key rule in Widido's win. All three are known for their work against poverty and corruption.
Red Cross and Red Crescent workers kidnapped by armed men in Idlib
The area is under the control of the rebels, many of whom are radical Islamists . The group had supplied medicines and equipment to hospitals in the area . 22 members of the Red Cross have died thus far in two years of Syrian war .
17/04/2007 UN - IRAQ
The UN seeks help for 4 million Iraqi refugees
The UNhcr conference on the humanitarian crises facing refugees inside and outside Iraq opens today in the Palais des Nations. UN spokesperson: “We are not only looking for funds, but a greater commitment to collaboration from the international community”.
Red Crescent : 20 thousand Iraqi refugees return home in December alone
According to the humanitarian organisation since mid September over 45 thousand have returned home, largely from Syria. However the crises remains : Iraqi refugees continue to suffer unemployment, high rents and lack of access to schools and medical care, The UNHCR warns re-entry in Iraq is premature.
Needed: shelter for more than a million flood victims before winter
The president of the International Federation of Red Cross calls on donor countries to give more money for a second round of aid distribution. Flooded regions still have millions of people without food and shelter who could die from the approaching winter. More than 150,000 families are still receiving aid relief from the Red Cross.
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