UN Resident Coordinator to Sri Lanka Hanaa Singer-Hamdy today appealed to the world to show solidarity and donate to provide food security and medical supplies for vulnerable Sri Lankans.
Singer-Hamdy said Sri Lanka’s gains in health care, education and poverty alleviation are threatened by the current crisis.
She made the appeal in a video posted on her official Twitter account.
Sri Lanka's gains in healthcare, education and poverty alleviation are being threatened by the current crisis.
#SriLanka 🇱🇰 needs her friends to show solidarity to address shortages in #food and #medical supplies.
— Hanaa Singer-Hamdy (@SingerHanaa) September 19, 2022
“I have had the honour to serve Sri Lanka as the United Nations Resident Coordinator for four years. I have witnessed this country’s progress in health, education and poverty alleviation. Between 2015 to 2020 Sri Lanka was declared free of Polio, Measles, Rubella and the mother to child transmission of HIV. And access to education became nearly universal.”
“But today Sri Lanka is hurting, hit by the worst economic crisis since its independence and these gains are threatened. The effects of the crisis are far reaching, impacting food security, health and education. It is time for friends of Sri Lanka to step up now.”
“We need your help to provide food security and medicines for Sri Lanka’s most vulnerable population and an education opportunity for every child. Every dollar you donate will help save a life, feed a family, educate a child. It is time to donate now. It is time to join hands in rebuilding Sri Lanka.”