UN Launches Aid Appeal for Laos Flood Victims

The United Nations requested USD10 million in emergency aid for flood victims in Laos. A joint study by the government, the U.N. and other partners indicated that affected communities urgently need food and drinking water supplies, sanitation services, medicines and primary health care, emergency replacement seeds, immunization, and monitoring of disease outbreaks and nutrition status. (“UN appeals for USD10 million to relieve flood-hit communities in Laos” - United Nations, Sept. 19, 2008)

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