UN agencies ready to cooperate in efforts to deal with Yas storm in India: spokesman – un agencies ready to cooperate in efforts to tackle yas storm in india

UN agencies ready to cooperate in efforts to deal with Yas storm in India: spokesman – un agencies ready to cooperate in efforts to tackle yas storm in india

(Yoshita Singh)

United Nations, 27 May (UNI) After the devastation of cyclone Yas off the east coast of India, a spokesman for UN Secretary General Antonio Guatares said that the United Nations and its agencies will cooperate in efforts to tackle it if the Indian authorities make a request. Are ready.

He expressed concern that the health crisis may be exacerbated by the absence of a fixed distance between people in emergency camps amid the Kovid-19 epidemic and temporarily suspending vaccination programs.

“Our humanitarian aid personnel from South Asia, currently affected by Cyclone Yas, are telling us that they have made preparations to deal with the storm and have stockpiles of food and other materials,” Secretary-General’s spokesman Stephen Dujarik said in a daily press briefing on Wednesday. Have deposited.

He said, “The storm reached the Indian state of Odisha yesterday and before it came, the government moved lakhs of people to safe places.” If the state authorities request, then the United Nations agencies and our partners in India are ready to cooperate in the efforts to deal with it. ”

Dujarik said that the UN humanitarian aid personnel in Nepal said that there could be heavy rains in the coming hours and there was a possibility of floods and landslides.

He said that our colleagues in Bangladesh have said that the storm has not affected the Cox’s Bazar, but they are closely monitoring the situation due to the impact of the storm in the border areas and the possibility of breach of embankments.

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Cox’s Bazar has the world’s largest refugee camp with around one million Rohingya migrants living there.

Dujarik said, “As you know India, Bangladesh and Nepal are all battling the Kovid-19 epidemic. We are concerned that the lack of social distance in emergency shelters and the temporary suspension of vaccination operations may complicate the already complicated efforts. ”

Cyclonic storm Yas hit East Coast region of India on Wednesday with winds of up to 145 kmph. Due to this at least four people died and a large number of houses were destroyed and the fields were submerged. Due to this, more than 21 lakh people were evacuated to safe places in the states of West Bengal, Odisha and Jharkhand.

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