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UN to visit flood victims

Jan 17, 2011 10:50:36 AM - itnnews.lk

UN Assistant Secretary for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, Catherine Bragg will begin a visit to Sri Lanka on Wednesday.

During her three day official mission, she will meet the flood affected people. The UN office said this is the first visit of the Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator to Sri Lanka. The UN Office also said that 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. She 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.