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One Million Syrians in Need of Humanitarian Assistance - UN-backed Survey At least one million Syrians are in need of humanitarian assistance, according to the findings of a government-led assessment mission jointly carried out with the United Nations and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), and released today. read more
OIC Secretary General reiterates his humanitarian plea for the Philippines The OIC Secretary General, Prof. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu reiterated his humanitarian appeal to the international community for the Philippines following the conclusion of the OIC humanitarian mission which visited the Region of Mindanao from 25-30 December 2011, in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Washi locally known as “Sendong”. 
Prof. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu highlighted the efforts made by the OIC in alleviating the suffering of the victims of “Sendong” in the cities of Caganyan De Oro and Illigan where close to 3,500 families (approximately 21,000 people) were distributed food and non food items in cooperation with the relevant Governmental authorities. read more
OIC Participates In the Humanitanitarian Efforts Made by the Philippines The OIC needs-assessment mission currently visiting the Philippines contributed to the efforts being made by the Government of the Republic of the Philippines following the negative impacts of Tropical Storm Washi, by distributing food and non-food items to local affected populations in the cities of Cagayan de Oro and Iligan on 29th December 2011 in presence of State authorities and other concerned humanitarian stakeholders. read more
U.S. And Islamic Nations Cooperate to Eradicate Childhood Disease The positive tone was echoed by Islamic nation's representatives, "Since 2005 we have been involved with the global campaign to eradicate polio, particularly in cooperation with the WHO at first. Then with President Obama's Cairo speech, cooperation to eradicate polio became also an important issue between the USA and OIC members." Ambassador Ufuk Gokcen of the OIC mission at the United Nations told MediaGlobal. read more