UN gives $8 million for quake relief in China

May 21st, 2008 - 5:38 pm ICT by admin  

Beijing, May 21 (Xinhua) The UN Wednesday cleared a grant of $8 million to support earthquake relief efforts in China. Khalid Malik, resident coordinator of the UN in the country, handed over the cheque to the government.

Meanwhile, the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) has provided 400 tents to be distributed in Sichuan province, which was worst hit in the quake.

It was the first batch of material aid provided by a UN agency.

Unicef also pledged 20,000 quilts and 60,000 study items worth $430,000 to the quake hit areas.

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