Sun, Jun

UK ready to help landslide victims


ukThe United Kingdom on Sunday expressed its readiness to provide assistance to victims of the deadly landslide in Badakhshan province.

International Development Secretary Justine Greening said: “Our recent £10 million support to the UN’s Common Humanitarian Fund will ensure additional relief supplies can be delivered as required.”
While sending her deepest sympathies to those affected, she said a full picture of the remote disaster was still emerging, but it was clear there had been a significant loss of life and many people were in need of emergency relief.

“Our priority is to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the survivors,” she said, adding: “UN, Red Crescent and other response teams are already on the ground and are working in extremely difficult conditions to provide emergency relief. I pay tribute to their brave efforts.”

Source: Pajhwok