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Monday, January 17, 2011 - 10.37 GMT

UN Humanitarian official to visit Sri Lanka


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.

She will be in Sri Lanka from the 19 to 21 of January on an invitation by the Ministry of external Affairs. This the first visit of the Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator to Sri Lanka.

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.

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

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







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