Posted by: africanpressorganization | 20 August 2008

Sudan / Daily press briefing by the office of the spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General


 

Sudan / Daily press briefing by the office of the spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General

 

KARTHUM, Sudan, August 20, 2008/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Regarding Sudan, the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur, known as UNAMID, today was one of the Missions around the world that observed a one-minute silence in honour of the UN colleagues who were killed in Iraq in 2003.

 

UNAMID, meanwhile, also reported today that several camps housing internally displaced persons in Darfur experienced flooding.  At least five people reportedly lost their lives and about 1,500 homes were reportedly destroyed.

 

While an assessment of the damage caused by the floods was under way, non-governmental organizations were already in the area trying to provide basic needs such as water, food and sanitation, and the Chinese Engineering Unit was being contacted to find out what could be done to assist the victims of the flooding.

 

 

SOURCE : United Nations – Office of the Spokesperson of the Secretary-General


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