Thursday, August 14, 2008

UN Agencies Call for Humanitarian Corridor []

UN Agencies Call for Humanitarian Corridor

Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 14 Aug.'08 / 16:50

The UN agencies and other humanitarian organizations said they had no access to the conflict zones, particularly South Ossetia.

The UN Resident Coordinator in Georgia, Robert Watkins, called on all sides to the conflict to “establish immediately the necessary security and administrative conditions to allow the establishment of a humanitarian corridor, as agreed in the ceasefire plan.”

“This will enable the civilian population to leave, and allow humanitarian organizations to provide supplies and assistance to those in need,” he said.

The UN agencies said they had began providing relief supplies to 10,000 people across the country that were displaced by the conflict.

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