UN Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator to visit Lanka
January 17, 2011 03:06 pm
Nations Assistant Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency
Relief Coordinator, Catherine Bragg will arrive in Colombo on 19 January, the
UN office in Sri Lanka said in a statement.
This the first visit of the Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator to Sri Lanka. During her three day mission, Ms Bragg will meet representatives from the Government, donors, and aid agencies. She will visit flood-affected areas, as well as areas in the north where thousands of people have returned and are slowly rebuilding their lives since hostilities ended in 2009.
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.
During the visit the UN will also launch a Flash Appeal for emergency funds to respond to the flood crisis.