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UN appeals 415 mln USD to support Nepal

2015-04-30 09:25:21       source:Xinhua News Agency

April 29, 2015


"The United Nations on Wednesday appealed 415 million U.S. dollars to support the Nepali government to provide vital relief to earthquake-affected people.


UN Deputy Spokesperson Farhan Haq told a daily briefing that the funds will go towards a joint action plan to address the most critical needs over the next three months in areas of shelter, water and sanitation, emergency health, food, and protection.


Haq said UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Wednesday discussed with the Prime Minister of Nepal, Sushil Koirala, via phone on work being done regarding search-and-rescue efforts and humanitarian aid, and Ban expressed UN's solidarity with the people of Nepal."


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