Humanitarian Aid

UN Children’s Fund launches emergency appeal for Algerian quake victims

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has launched an emergency appeal to donors for relief supplies for victims of the massive earthquake that struck Algeria last week, killing more than 2,000 people and injuring 9,000 others.

Annan saddened by heavy loss of life from powerful earthquake in Algeria

United Nations Secretary-General said today he was "deeply saddened" by the heavy loss of life, injuries and destruction caused by a powerful earthquake Wednesday in Algeria, and pledged UN assistance to the victims.