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UN humanitarian relief chief offers to step down
November 27,2014   By:Xinhua

UN humanitarian chief Valerie Amos pauses during a news conference on Ebola at the United Nations in Geneva in this file photo from September 16, 2014. Amos plans to step down at the end of March after more than four years in the position, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced November 26, 2014. [Photo/Agencies]

UNITED NATIONS, Nov.27, 2014 -- Valerie Amos, the UN under- secretary-general for humanitarian affairs and UN emergency relief coordinator, has offered to resign, Farhan Haq, the deputy UN spokesman, told reporters here Wednesday.

Haq made the announcement at a daily news briefing here.

"But she continues to serve in her capacity as undersecretary- general for humanitarian affairs and emergency relief coordinator right now and at that time we are also looking for a potential replacement," Haq stressed. "We don't have anything to announce on that just yet."

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