UN Relief official to visit Sri Lanka

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 18 January 2011, 01:51 GMT]
The United Nations Assistant Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, Ms. Catherine Bragg, is expected to arrive in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on 19 January 2011, on a 3-day mission, according to reports in Colombo. Ms Bragg will meet representatives from the Sri Lanka Government, donors, and aid agencies, and will visit flood-affected areas, as well as areas in the north, reports further said.

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.

Meanwhile, UN has been criticized by human rights organizations for delaying investigations of war-crimes in Sri Lanka.

This the first visit of the Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator to Sri Lanka.

During the visit the UN will also launch a Flash Appeal for emergency funds to respond to the flood crisis.


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