UN to visit flood victims

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By Gandhya Senanayake

UN Assistant Secretary for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, Catherine Bragg will visit Sri Lanka on an official three day mission to meet the flood affected people, beginning Wednesday, the UN office told Daily Mirror online

This is the first visit of the Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator to Sri Lanka. She will be in Sri Lanka from the 19th to the 21st of January.

The purpose of Ms. Bragg’s mission is to highlight all humanitarian needs in Sri Lanka, and the United Nations ongoing commitment in providing humanitarian relief and assistance, and for advocating on behalf of the most vulnerable people, a UN statement said.

Ms. Bragg is also scheduled to meet representatives from the Government, donors, and aid agencies while in the island.

A Flash Appeal for emergency funds to respond to the Sri Lankan flood crisis will also be launched by the UN during her visit. (Daily Mirror online)

  Comments - 9

  • Samara Monday, 17 January 2011 09:12 AM

    Ensure that the Visa issued is only for this UN team & not for the Investigating UN Panel.

    Royalist Monday, 17 January 2011 09:21 AM

    Nothing to brag about floods...

    Konde bendapu china Monday, 17 January 2011 09:25 AM

    only for Flood victims not white Flag case

    zorro Monday, 17 January 2011 09:28 AM

    she is going to be accompanied by some human right representatives too. But Samara why are you scared?

    KHKaru Monday, 17 January 2011 09:44 AM

    Hope you'll give generously so that you may have lot to brag about on your return.

    sltk2004 Monday, 17 January 2011 10:17 AM

    Don't let her in ! This is an international conspiracy against Sri Lanka.

    Chandanamithraka Monday, 17 January 2011 11:02 AM

    clean the whole country please!!

    Ashoka Monday, 17 January 2011 12:38 PM

    What would our patriot people say about this. They always critice UN and west.

    raj Monday, 17 January 2011 02:15 PM

    never give any aid to Sri Lankan government until UN is which is a world body have access to any where in Sri Lanka. Othewise, you let the UN down and allow the crime to be hidden.


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