OCHA sends Dominican Republic aid for flood deaths, damage

26 November 2003

The Dominican Republic, where recent floods killed 10 people and wiped out some of the rice crop, has received emergency aid from the United Nations, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said today.

In response to a request from the country's government, OCHA sent an emergency cash grant of $40,000 for relief supplies and donated another $20,000 to an emergency fund established by the Norwegian government, it said.

UN representatives in the country were assessing the need for possible further help, it said.

 

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