United Nations grateful to China's contributions in Haiti disaster (2)

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The Hurricane season has began last week, and sad news is that forecasters have been predicting it will be an active one.

"The trouble is you never know where the hurricane came to stake or when. But we know what the vulnerable countries are, for example in Central America and National America. "

Holmes warned people living in particularly vulnerable areas, low-lying areas have to be moved away from that area, also to make sure that rescue forces have good control of riverbanks and water shed.

"In a way that some of the big rivers from China which floods, (the humanitarian forces are) to make sure to reduce impact of these disasters before it happen, that will be our increasing focus for the future."

Holmes told Xinhua getting involve in humanitarian response system is extremely crucial. "Humanitarian response is a universal responsibility, a universal problem, and universal burden. We want to see the burden share equally."

Holmes is visiting Australia to participate in the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Donor Support Group High Level Meeting (HLM) in Canberra on 8 and 9 June.

Australia is the current chair of the OCHA Donor Support Group (ODSG), a forum which seeks to enhance donor coordination and supports OCHA on its strategic policy directions and management systems.
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