The UN and non-governmental organizations working in Timor-Leste are seeking USD 33.5 million to help the country?s most vulnerable, including internally displaced persons (IDPs) and those most at risk from natural disasters. Finn Reske-Nielsen, the UN?s Humanitarian Coordinator for Timor-Leste, said that funds raised will complement those already committed by the Government toward projects outlined in the Transitional Strategy and Appeal. The funds will support some 67 projects in three strategic areas including continued emergency assistance in IDP camps and strengthening the country’s ability to manage risk and impact from natural disasters. (UN News service)

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