Jan Egeland Quotes


14 Jan Egeland quotes:



"We want to stay as long as we can. As we speak we have had to suspend action in many areas. Tens of thousands of people will not get any assistance because it's too dangerous and it could grow exponentially."
Author: Egeland Quotes Category: Action Quotes
"We have not reached agreement with the government on the text (of an appeal), we have not agreed on how many are affected, how to help them, the role of (non-governmental organizations) NGOs and other operational aspects."
Author: Egeland Quotes Category: Agreement Quotes
"This has never ever happened before, that two weeks after a disaster that we have $717 million that we can spend on the immediate emergency effort."
Author: Egeland Quotes Category: Disaster Quotes
"If we don't work together we will become a disaster within a disaster."
Author: Egeland Quotes Category: Disaster Quotes
"We have seen 2004 and 2005 as the years of disaster,"
Author: Egeland Quotes Category: Disaster Quotes
"I would salute the very effective American efforts to warn the populations of the imminent danger and the very successful evacuation."
Author: Egeland Quotes Category: Danger Quotes
"In terms of the human lives lost, this is the greatest humanitarian crisis in the world today. It is beyond belief that the world is not paying more attention."
Author: Egeland Quotes Category: Crisis Quotes
"So it's a nightmare trying to reach community after community which are homeless, roofless, without food, without water. It is this race against time I fear we are now losing for many of these outlying villages."
Author: Egeland Quotes Category: Community Quotes
"This appeal, ... is truly forward-looking in that it attempts to avert hunger and at the same time promote sustainable recovery of livelihoods. Investing in prevention will prove much more cost effective than providing emergency assistance year after year."
Author: Egeland Quotes Category: Hunger Quotes
"the race against the clock."
Author: Egeland Quotes Category: Race Quotes
"This is a desperate situation. As you can see we are making progress in the more populated areas but it is so hard to reach the others,"
Author: Egeland Quotes Category: Progress Quotes
"It's really been a terrible year in terms of suffering and in terms of challenges. But it ends with a glimmer of hope."
Author: Egeland Quotes Category: Suffering Quotes
"The way it is now it can not continue. We need security, which we do not have. We need a government that enables us to work and does not create obstacles to our work. We need a guerrilla (force) that does not specialize in hijacking relief trucks and fighting each other and displacing new people, which has happened in the past few weeks. And we need funding."
Author: Egeland Quotes Category: Security Quotes
"If it continues to be so dangerous to do humanitarian work, we may not be able to sustain our operations for 2.5 million people,"
Author: Egeland Quotes Category: Work Quotes



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