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UNICEF Executive Director, Anthony Lake, to visit flood affected areas of Pakistan

NEWS RELEASE
Floods in Pakistan
UNICEF's top official to meet with flood-affected people, especially the most vulnerable, the children and women

ISLAMABAD, 29 August 2010 – UNICEF Executive Director, Anthony Lake, arrives in Pakistan on Monday 30 August to assess flood-hit areas and see UNICEF operations to assist the millions of flood-affected people, especially the most vulnerable, the children and women.

Monday, 30 August
Mr. Lake will travel to Charsadda district, one of the worst affected districts in the Khyber Pukhtoonkhaw province. He will visit schools being used as shelters by thousands of families where UNICEF is providing safe drinking water, family health and hygiene kits and repairing sanitation systems.

Tuesday, 31 August
Mr. Lake and the Executive Director of the World Food Programme, Ms. Josette Sheeran, will visit flood-affected areas in Multan Division, Punjab province.

At 17:00 on the same day, a press conference will be held at the Serena Hotel in Islamabad where Mr. Lake and Ms. Sheeran will be joined by the UNESCO Director-General, Irina Bokova, to report on the United Nations humanitarian operation to save lives and rebuild communities affected by the floods.

Humanitarian action

UNICEF’s humanitarian operation in Pakistan is focused on providing safe drinking water and sanitation facilities, and health and nutrition services. The UN children’s agency is currently reaching some 2 million people with clean water every day.

Through medical supplies and assistance in hygiene and sanitation, UNICEF is working to prevent outbreaks of waterborne diseases. It is also providing nutritious food for thousands of children suffering from malnutrition.

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For more information, please contact:

Patrick McCormick
UNICEF Media, New York
Cell 001 917 582 7546, pmccormick@unicef.org

A. Sami Malik
UNICEF Media
Cell 0300 855 6654, asmalik@unicef.org

Ban Al Dhayi
UNICEF Media, Pakistan
Cell 0300 549 9257, baldhayi@unicef.org

 

 

 

 

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