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UN aid agencies in Baghdad resume some work

UN aid agencies in Baghdad resume some work for first time since bomb blast

United Nations humanitarian agencies in Iraq resumed some of their emergency work in Baghdad over the weekend for the first time since a massive truck bomb destroyed the UN headquarters there last Tuesday, killing top envoy Sergio Vieira de Mello and 22 others, and injuring scores more.

Workers from both the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) are back in hospitals, while the World Food Programme (WFP) has resumed its work with the Public Distribution System.

In Amman, Jordan, the Administrator of the UN Development Programme (UNDP) Mark Malloch Brown, today met with some 120 UN staff temporarily relocated from Baghdad and visited seven injured staff members in a hospital.

Mr. Malloch Brown also thanked Jordanian Foreign Minister Marwan Mouasher for his country's help in receiving injured and other relocated staff.

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