Monday, October 31, 2011

UN supports Thailand's flood crisis management - The Nation

UN supports Thailand's flood crisis management - The Nation: his week, ESCAP’s executive secretary Noeleen Heyzer visited the Flood Relief Operations Centre at the Don Mueang Airport. Then, Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra made the request for satellite data support.

Expressing support for the response of Thai authorities to the flood, Dr. Heyzer reiterated the firm commitment of the UN to supporting the country's ongoing flood relief and rehabilitation efforts, followed up by resilient recovery from this unprecedented disaster.

The United Nations Asia-Pacific chief emphasized that ESCAP and the nearly 30 United Nations agencies and entities based in Bangkok were ready to support Government efforts to formulate a long-term response to the crisis, beyond the present emergency situation.

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