15 Total Quotes

Ruud Lubbers Quotes

his compassion for the world's dispossessed is well-known. This contribution will help to ease their (Afghan's) suffering.
Ruud Lubbers
#Compassion

We will be immediately providing shelter material for about one-fifth of the estimated affected population, but this is just the start of our operation,
Ruud Lubbers
#Population

I think the American intelligence agency put into practice what is very common there; just give us all the information. And do not arrest that man; just let him go ahead. We will have him followed and that way gain more information,
Ruud Lubbers
#Information

I made it clear to the ambassador that we would appreciate that he does his utmost that our property and activities are respected there,
Ruud Lubbers
#Ambassador

Believe me, it will be a disaster from a humanitarian perspective.
Ruud Lubbers
#Disaster

The counterpart in Washington then follows a course that amounts to: let him go and we will gain more information. And that is where things start to go wrong
Ruud Lubbers
#Information

The critical point is not our preparedness -- the critical point is the cooperation of the Government of Pakistan at the borders.
Ruud Lubbers
#Cooperation

I think the American intelligence agency put into practice what is very common there; just give us all the information. And do not arrest that man; just let him go ahead. We will have him followed and that way gain more information,
Ruud Lubbers
#Information

We could bring everyday 5,000 people -- we are prepared for that -- to the camps,
Ruud Lubbers
#People

Only, only, when Saddam Hussein does not comply with both the inspections and the consequences of the inspections ... then there can be reason for a military intervention,
Ruud Lubbers
#Consequences

While we expect neighboring states to live up to their responsibilities to protect refugees, ... we also expect the international community to do its part by supporting humanitarian efforts throughout the region.
Ruud Lubbers
#Community

I understand from his [Musharraf] perspective that he cannot accept a flood of Afghans coming. I accept that. But those people are really in need ... and the process is going too slow. We have to facilitate those who are badly in need because they have no alternative,
Ruud Lubbers
#Perspective

The voluntary repatriation of these Afghans heralds a new beginning for Afghanistan, but also the beginning of the end of exile for many of the 3.5 million Afghan refugees under my care,
Ruud Lubbers
#Afghanistan

We are shocked by the cold-blooded murder of yet another innocent humanitarian worker,
Ruud Lubbers
#Murder

Washington requested the Dutch services to inform them fully, but not to take any action so that they could follow Mr. Khan and try to find out what network was developing. So for quite some time, in fact, it was known.
Ruud Lubbers
#Action