Siddamma address to the UN

2 Feb 2006

Siddamma addressed the UN today as part of the presentation leading to the report "Tsunami Response: A Human Rights Assessment". The report has been prepared by Miloon Kothari, the Commission's Special Rapporteur on adequate housing.

The report was prepared by three international aid groups: ActionAid International, Johannesburg; PDHRE, People's Movement for Human Rights Learning, New York City; and Habitat International Coalition, New Delhi. UN news report.

The briefing of the UN was followed by a press conference with BBC to explain about her work and the experiences of people affected by the Tsunami.

Siddamma has been working in collaboration with ActionAid to rehabilitate Tsunami victims in Tiruvallur.

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