UN seeks US $ 51 m for SL

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The United Nations today sought 51 million dollars to meet the urgent needs of more than one million people affected by recent monsoon floods in Sri Lanka.

The UN issued the appeal as its deputy emergency relief coordinator, Catherine Bragg, arrived on the island for a three-day mission to meet with victims and the authorities.

“This appeal seeks 51 million dollars to enable international partners to support the government in addressing the needs of more than one million flood-affected people over the next six months,” the UN said.

Sri Lanka's disaster management centre placed the floods toll at 43 people killed and four missing. As the flood waters receded, the number of people in state-run relief camps dropped to below 10,000 by Wednesday.

Bragg will end her visit on Friday after meeting with senior Sri Lankan government officials. (AFP)
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  • raj Wednesday, 19 January 2011 03:46 PM

    UN should help only after government lift all bans on NGOS or only after government agree to UN deliver goods through its agency to make sure the aid reach people who are in need.

    zorro Thursday, 20 January 2011 08:12 AM

    see the reaction for my previous comment +2 to -19. The same people denied UN, UNHCR and NGOs helping the IDPs (Tamils) in Vanni Why a sudden change of mind? And the politicians are silent like dumb. Is the UN help is only for the South or allowed to the north too? what a bunch of losers and egoistic racists we have in our country.
    P.S.: DM please publish this comment.

    zorro Wednesday, 19 January 2011 04:53 PM

    where is ww to protest against moon?

    zorro Thursday, 20 January 2011 08:56 AM

    Where is the big loser Gelwansa with his saline infused Fast unto death in front of UN Mission?

    flood affected woman Wednesday, 19 January 2011 07:24 PM

    Thank you for your help on this difficult situation.

    mlj Wednesday, 19 January 2011 08:48 PM

    OK #Abay - You do not want foreign help, etc, etc. But MR runs to the USA when he wants a private visit! Why does he not go to North Korea, Myanmar or China - such wonderful places to visit!!

    Niro Wednesday, 19 January 2011 09:10 AM

    Thank You UN!

    Hideout Wednesday, 19 January 2011 09:34 AM

    Thank you for $$$$ ££££ what do you got for UN panel?

    kumara Wednesday, 19 January 2011 09:41 AM

    To.
    Mr. Anura Kumara (JVP-MP),

    Pls read this.
    Is this overdiscribe the situation?
    why are play with our life when common problems comes...

    zorro Wednesday, 19 January 2011 09:44 AM

    as there is no official request from Sri Lanka, it seems that there is no need for help from out side and definitely not from former LTTE supporters!

    G Wednesday, 19 January 2011 09:44 AM

    That would be less than USD 5 per person

    Heamu Wednesday, 19 January 2011 09:49 AM

    UN you do good things sometimes!

    Rajitha Wednesday, 19 January 2011 10:09 AM

    why sudden sympathy? scared of chinese aid maybe

    Konde bendapu china Wednesday, 19 January 2011 10:09 AM

    Thank you Moon and we are thankful to UN

    Marikkar Wednesday, 19 January 2011 10:52 AM

    More and more helping hand to the needy will never ever make their life better but miserable.

    Abay Wednesday, 19 January 2011 11:08 AM

    oh no we do not like UN, we do not want foreign help. let the govt say no. brother that will never happen.


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