Safe pregnancy and childbirth, hygiene and dignity: UNFPA’s humanitarian response to the Lao dam collapse focuses on the special needs of women and girls

2 August 2018, Vientiane, Lao PDR
–The United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA, has provided the Government of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic crucial supplies to suLao buttonpport the humanitarian response in the wake of last week’s dam collapse in Attapeu Province, with a particular focus on the special needs of women and girls who comprise about half of the affected population.

Lao PDR's Contingency Plan for floods

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UN Secretary-General's Spokesman's statement on the floods in Lao PDR

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has extended his solidarity to the people of Lao PDR who have been ravaged by floods during the past few days. This is what his spokesperson stated earlier:

“The Secretary-General is saddened by the loss of life and significant damage caused by a break in the hydroelectric dam under construction in Attapeu in southern Laos, adding to the previous destruction caused by Tropical Storm Son. The Secretary-General extends his condolences to the families of the victims and to the Government and people of the People’s Democratic Republic of Laos.

The United Nations stands in solidarity with Laos and is ready to provide support to the national rescue and relief efforts if required.”

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