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Sunday, 23 January, 2005

India: UNDP to help TN State in rehabilitation of tsunami-hit

The Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP-New Delhi), Maxine Olson, today said the organisation would give technical and financial support to the Tamil Nadu Government in rehabilitation and resettlement of the tsunami-affected people. The aim was to support Government efforts to regain the livelihood and provide shelter to the victims. This would be done in consultation with the people in the affected villages, and imparting them training on how to cope with such natural calamities in future.

Ms. Olson, who visited Cuddalore along with three experts, told presspersons that the UNDP had vast experience in dealing with natural calamities: it had brought succour at the time of Orissa super cyclone and Gujarat earthquake.

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