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Emergency aids go to flood-plagued Central African Republic

August 21, 2005

Yaounde, Central African Republic - International organizations are providing emergency assistance to citizens of Bangui, capital of the Central African Republic, where the number of refugees has surged because of incessant heavy rains, a UN official said Sunday.

The World Health Organization (WHO) provided refugees there with anti-malaria and other drugs while the UN Children's Fund offered supplies such as kerosene lamp and water purifier, reportsfrom Bangui quoted Joseph Foumbi, UN coordinator in the country, as saying.

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