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UN appeals for 51 million Dollars for Sri Lanka assistance

Jan 19, 2011 10:05:42 AM - itnnews.lk

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 in the island on a three-day mission to meet with victims and the authorities. The UN said 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.

As the flood waters receded, the number of people in state-run relief camps dropped to below 10,000 by today.

Bragg will end her visit on Friday after meeting with senior Sri Lankan government officials.