Emergency assistance to El Salvador

 

Emergency assistance to El Salvador

  The General Assembly, Deeply distressed by the loss of lives, the number of afflicted persons and the destruction wrought by the earthquake which, on 10 October 1986, struck the city of San Salvador, capital of El Salvador, and adjoining villages, Conscious of the efforts of the Government and people of El Salvador to save lives and alleviate the sufferings of the victims of the cataclysm, Noting the enormous effort that will be required to alleviate the grave situation caused by this natural disaster, especially given the particular circumstances under which the people of El Salvador are living, Conscious also of the prompt response being made by Governments, international agencies, non-governmental organizations and private individuals to provide emergency disaster relief, Recognizing that the magnitude of the disaster and its long-term effects will require, as a complement to the effort being made by the people and Government of El Salvador, a demonstration of international solidarity and humanitarian concern to ensure broad multilateral co-operation in order to meet the immediate emergency situation in the affected areas, as well as to undertake the process of reconstruction,

1. Expresses its solidarity and support to the Government and people of El Salvador;

2. Expresses its appreciation to the States, international agencies and non-governmental organizations that are currently providing emergency relief to that country;

3. Calls upon all States to contribute generously to the relief and reconstruction efforts in the affected areas;

4. Requests the Secretary-General to mobilize resources in order to assist in the relief and reconstruction task undertaken by the Government of El Salvador, to co-ordinate the multilateral assistance and, in consultation with the Government of El Salvador, to identify the emergency and medium-term and long-term needs so as to contribute to the reconstruction of the affected areas.

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