January 2, 2005: Headlines: COS - Sri Lanka: Tsunami: Directors - Bellamy: United Nations: Unesco: Colombo Page: UNICEF Chief and former Peace Corps director Bellamy in Sri Lanka's tsunami-hit areas

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UNICEF Chief and former Peace Corps director Bellamy in Sri Lanka's tsunami-hit areas

UNICEF Chief  and former Peace Corps director Bellamy in Sri Lanka's tsunami-hit areas

UNICEF Chief and former Peace Corps director Bellamy in Sri Lanka's tsunami-hit areas

UNICEF chief Bellamy in Sri Lanka's tsunami-hit areas
Sunday, January 2, 2005, 13:29 GMT, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

"I want all the people ... to know that UNICEF considers this an urgent priority."
Jan 02, Colombo: UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy arrived here this morning for a two-day official visit. She will travel to tsunami-hit areas to get a report on the ground situation.

UNICEF in Colombo said, “Bellamy will meet with children, their families, community leaders, NGOs, and senior government officials. She will also meet with other UN officials.”

“For our relief efforts to be the best they can be, I feel I have to see what’s really happening on the ground,” Ms. Bellamy said.

“I want all the people who have suffered so much and all those who are working so hard on the relief effort to know that UNICEF considers this an urgent priority.”

She will tour southern portions of the country by chopper and by foot. On Monday she will travel to the north of the island, and later that evening in Colombo she will hold a press conference.





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