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Greening: Afghanistan landslide relief underway

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The UK is working with the UN to respond to the Badakshan landslide

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In response to the deadly landslide in Badakshan province the UK’s International Development Secretary Justine Greening has said:

I send my deepest sympathies to those affected by the tragic landslide in Afghanistan’s Badakshan province.

A full picture of the remote disaster is still emerging, but it is clear there has been a significant loss of life and many people are in need of emergency relief. Our priority is to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the survivors.

UN, Red Crescent and other response teams are already on the ground and are working in extremely difficult conditions to provide emergency relief. I pay tribute to their brave efforts.

The UK is closely monitoring the situation and stands ready to provide further assistance as needed. Our recent £10 million support to the UN’s Common Humanitarian Fund will ensure additional relief supplies can be delivered as required.

Published 3 May 2014