UN grants $7 million for quake relief in China

May 17th, 2008 - 12:44 pm ICT by admin  

New York, May 17(Xinhua) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced a grant of $7 million to support relief efforts in the aftermath of Monday’s massive earthquake in China. In a statement issued by his spokesperson Friday, Secretary Genaral said that the grant will be used by UN agencies, funds and programmes to assist with urgent relief efforts.

“The United Nations stands ready to provide further support, as required, to the Government of China in its efforts to respond to the humanitarian needs caused by the disaster,” spokesperson said.

“The secretary-general commended Beijing authorities for their fast and effective action and expressed his sincere condolences to the victims and their families,” spokesperson added.

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