UN Extends Solidarity to Flood-Stricken Timor Leste

    Wahyu Dwi Anggoro - 05 April 2021 10:41 WIB
    UN Extends Solidarity to Flood-Stricken Timor Leste
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    Dili: One of the heaviest rainfalls in the recent history of Timor-Leste has badly affected the entire country, including capital Dili, resulting in the worst flooding and land sliding. 

    According to the Timorese authorities, the situation might worsen if the rain continues.

    "The United Nations in Timor-Leste is deeply saddened by the loss of lives and infrastructure caused by the natural disaster," said UN Resident Coordinator Roy Trivedy in a press release on Sunday,

    On Sunday morning, Timor Leste's National Directorate of Civil Protection briefed humanitarian partners that country-wide flash flooding had resulted in several casualties as well as leaving numerous families homeless and with people missing. 

    Moreover, there are also reports of severe damages incurred to homes and essential infrastructure, including roads, bridges and other infrastructure. 

    "On behalf of the UN Country Team, I express sincere condolences to those affected. We are monitoring the situation very carefully. The UN Country Team and humanitarian partners are committed to supporting national response by supporting all possible emergency measures," Trivedy stated.


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