UNITED NATIONS, July 21 - The United Nations stands ready to support the Government of India if required as devastating floods in Assam have displaced lakhs and killed more than 100 people, a spokesperson for the UN Secretary General said.
�Our humanitarian colleagues tell us that nearly 4 million people were displaced in the state of Assam in India and neighbouring Nepal due to heavy flooding from monsoon rains.
�The United Nations stands ready to support the Government of India if required,� Stephane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General, said at the daily press briefing on Monday.
He noted that in Nepal authorities have urged people living along riverbanks and low-land areas in the Terai region to move to safe sites due to the possibility of floods. � PTI