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Un Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos to visit Benin

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WHO: Valerie Amos, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator

WHAT: Mission to the Republic of Benin WHEN: 18-19 October 2012 WHERE: Cotonou, with visit to the field Valerie Amos, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, is scheduled to arrive on mission in Cotonou in the Republic of Benin on the 18 October. A field visit is planned for Friday 19 October.

Heavy floods have affected the north of Benin and other West African states since the end of August.

The visit takes place at the invitation of the President, H. E. Boni Yayi, who is also currently the Chairperson of the African Union.

For further information, please contact:

Paul DOUAKOUTCHE, chargé de communication, Coordination du Système des Nations Unies au Bénin,
Paul.douakoutche@undp.org , Cell +229 97 48 82 95,
Rémi DOURLOT, Chargé d’information à OCHA-ROWCA, dourlot@un.org, Cell +229 65 19 01 06

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