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Central America floods crisis only just beginning, warns United Nations relief official. Urgent need for support

Monday, November 7, 2011

The humanitarian emergency caused by last month's devastating floods in Central America is only just beginning, a top United Nations relief official said, warning that the situation could get worse for the estimated 1.2 million people affected without urgent international support.

“The people affected by this crisis have lost everything, and their difficulties are only just beginning,” Catherine Bragg, Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, said as she wrapped up a four-day visit to Nicaragua and El Salvador.

“Hundreds of thousands of people face a struggle for survival over the next six months. We must act now. We cannot let the people of El Salvador and Nicaragua down.”

Original source: UN News Centre