News in Brief 24 July 2015 (PM)

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Three months after a devastating earthquake hit Nepal, hundreds of thousands of survivors continue to rely on humanitarian assistance. Photo: OCHA

70,000 affected by flooding in Myanmar

Heavy seasonal rains have caused flooding throughout the Sagaing region of Myanmar, the UN humanitarian office, OCHA, has said.

70,000 people have been affected by the floods in 11 townships.

Nine people have died and more than 12,000 houses damaged.

Food, water and other basic necessities are being provided to the affected people.

100,000 Nepalis still need aid after earthquake

Meanwhile, OCHA said that three months after a devastating earthquake hit Nepal, hundreds of thousands of survivors continue to rely on humanitarian assistance.

Shelter, food and livelihood support, as well as medical and psychosocial care remain top priorities.

UN agencies and their partners have so far only received 50 per cent of a US$422 million humanitarian appeal.

Food garden opens at UN to show good land stewardship

And a volunteer food garden has opened at UN headquarters in New York.

It's part of the UN's goal to show good stewardship of land and integrate food production in its own physical landscape.

Here's Cristina Gallach, the head of the UN Department of Public Information.

"It's an engagement of the staff to sustainable development. At the same time it's an engagement to generosity, because this is an effort which comes from volunteering. Both are linked to the United Nations."

The UN's Cristina Gallach.

Maria Carlino, United Nations

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