"The warring parties have obligations under international law to avoid civilian casualties and to ensure civilians have safe access to food, shelter, water and medical attention."

- Dr Daleep Mukarji director of Christian Aid

"I don't think it understood the sector in the past, it was just a huge blob occupying a part of the economy."

- John Knight head of external affairs at Leonard Cheshire, on the Government's relationship with the voluntary sector

"It's made it easier for us to have meaningful dialogue with decision makers."

- George Baxter of WWF Scotland, on Scottish devolution.

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