Flash Floods Affect 46,000 People in Comoros: UN
Flash floods in the Comoros have affected more than 46,000 people and displaced over 9,000 as the country has been hit by torrential rains since April 20, said the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Tuesday.
Initial rapid assessment conducted by the government in collaboration with the UN and the Comoran Red Crescent identified that water and sanitation, food, shelter, education and communications sectors are in need of assistance, according to a statement made by the office.
OCHA warned that continuous rains may lead to more displacements and additional needs.
OCHA's Regional Office for Southern Africa was deploying staff to conduct further assessments in affected areas and a seven-member UN Disaster Coordination and Assessment team arrived on Monday to support the ongoing response.
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Speech by His Excellency President Dr IKILILOU DHOININE to the United Nations General Assembly (09/2011)
2011 Comoros Country Report by the US State Department
Speech by President Sambi to the United Nations General Assembly | Discours du President Sambi à l'Assemblée Générale (Septembre 2010)
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