UN launches a worldwide appeal for Sri Lanka humanitarian assistance

The United Nations (UN) is to launch a worldwide public appeal for Sri Lanka humanitarian assistance on the 9th of June considering the country’s food insecurity and impeding starvation of the people.

Over 500000 citisens, meanwhile, were pushed into poverty in the country over the past two years.

Under these circumstances shedding some light to the issue, Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said that the UN will seek support to provide humanitarian assistance to Sri Lanka.

Through this project, they plan to provide $48 million over a four-month period to the food, agriculture and health sectors, the Prime Minister said.

He also said that discussions were held with representatives of international organizations such as the United Nations, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, the World Food Program, the United Nations Development Program and the World Health Organization.

Meanwhile, Wickremesinghe held a discussion on Tuesday evening with the Managing Director of the IMF, Kristalina Georgieva, regarding the current economic situation in the country where the latter had assured support to Sri Lanka during difficult times, the Prime Minister’s office said today (8).

The Prime Minister requested that the staff-level delegation from the IMF visit Sri Lanka as soon as possible so that the staff-level agreement could be finalised.

 

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