UN health agency provides safe water and disaster training in flooded Suriname

The regional arm of the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) is helping the authorities in Suriname reduce the health risks associated with the torrential rainfall and flooding this month that have displaced up to 20,000 people and left large areas of the country under water.

UN sends cash, disaster relief team to assess flooding in Suriname

As the waters continue to rise in rain-flooded areas of Suriname, a six-member United Nations team is headed to the South American country to assess the situation of the tens of thousands of people who have been affected, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), which is sending a cash grant, said today.