Posted by: africanpressorganization | 26 August 2008

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

 


 

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

 

 

NDJAMENA, Chad, August 26, 2008/African Press Organization (APO)/ — An estimated 30,000 people have been affected by floods in southern Chad, where 10,000 people have lost their homes.  And that’s according to the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).  OCHA says it is working with the Government to bring life-saving assistance to those in need as soon as possible.

 

So far, the World Health Organization (WHO) has delivered an initial stock of emergency medical supplies.  The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is helping with mosquito nets, as well as water kits and high-protein biscuits.  And the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is working to assess the damage to agricultural production.  And there is more information in a press release upstairs.

 

 

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


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