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Guterres says UN ready to support relief efforts in South Asia countries hit by floods, landslides

New York, Sept 2 (Just Earth News): Saddened by the loss of life and the devastation caused by widespread floods and landslides due to torrential monsoon rains in Bangladesh, India and Nepal, Secretary-General António Guterres said on Friday that the United Nations is ready to support ongoing relief efforts.

UN agencies aid millions affected by flooding, landslides in South Asia

New York, Aug 24(Just Earth News): United Nations humanitarian agencies are working with the Government and partners in Nepal to bring in clean water, food, shelter and medical aid for some of the 41 million people affected by flooding and landslides in South Asia.

UN humanitarian team activated in Nepal in wake of severe floods and landslides

New York, Aug 16(Just Earth News): The Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) has been activated in Nepal to support response efforts in the aftermath of severe floods that have hit the nation, the office of the United Nations Resident Coordinator in the country has said.

Bangladesh land slides: Death toll touches 130

Dhaka, June 14 (IBNS): The death toll in the landslides which hit south-east Bangladesh has touched 130, media reports said.

Sri Lanka: UN agency deploys rapid assessment teams to assist in wake of monsoon floods, landslides

New York, May 31(Just Earth News): According to Sri Lanka’s Disaster Management Centre (DMC), the South Asian country is combating floods and mudslides in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Mora, while the United Nations Migration Agency (IOM) on Tuesday deployed three rapid assessment teams to the most affected districts, where some 177 people have died and 109 remain missing.

Peru: UN agency supports recovery of some 7,000 farmers from El Niño floods, landslides

New York, May 20(Just Earth News): In the wake of the heavy rains, floods and landslides that hit Peru earlier this year, the United Nations agriculture agency said on Friday that it is working with the Government to assist some 7,000 mostly small-scale farmers to restore their capacity to produce crops and feed their families.

UN agencies in Colombia stepping up response efforts in aftermath of devastating landslides

New York, Apr 8(Just Earth News): Responding to the devastating landslides in Colombia's Mocoa municipality that have claimed at least 300 lives, left more than 370 missing, and destroyed hospitals and infrastructure, United Nations relief agencies have stepped up their response to alleviate humanitarian suffering among the affected people.

UN health agency provides emergency support as floods and landslides cause havoc in DPRK

New York, Sept 15 (Just Earth News): Responding urgent humanitarian needs triggered by flash floods and landslides in the northern provinces of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), the United Nations health agency is providing emergency health kits and supplies that will benefit some 260,000 persons for about three months.

UN aids response efforts in Nepal, India after monsoons trigger landslides

New York, Aug 5 (IBNS)With more than 200 people dead or missing, the United Nations and its partners are supporting the Governments of India and Nepal in search-and-rescue operations, and to care for thousands of people displaced by landslides triggered by monsoon rain.

Landslides, disease poses threats in Balkans: UN

New York, May 24 (IBNS): United Nations humanitarian agencies on Friday raised concerns about landslides and possible water-borne diseases from the worst flooding in Serbia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina in more than a century, which may have disturbed minefields from the Bosnian war.

UN rallies support for flood-hit Balkan regions

New York, May 20 (IBNS): Deeply concerned by the devastating floods in the Balkans - days of rainfall have reportedly submerged entire villages and triggered landslides across the region - the United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator is rallying the international community to provide speedy assistance that can help save lives and put people on the road to recovery.

UN supports rescue effort after landslides hit Afghanistan

New York, May 3 (IBNS): Landslides triggered by heavy rains crashed into an area of north-eastern Afghanistan on Friday, killing at least 350 people and causing widespread damage to homes and agriculture, according to a senior United Nations relief official in the country, who said the world body is "fully engaged" in the effort to mobilize support for the initial search and rescue effort.