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Australian government to support Timor-Leste flood recovery after at least 27 people die – ABC News

The Australian government is helping people access clean water and is providing backup power to assist the thousands displaced in devastating floods in Timor-Leste….

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The Australian government says it “stands ready” to help Timor-Leste after devastating floods hit the country, forcing thousands to take refuge and leaving at least 27 people dead. 
Key points:

  • The death toll is expected to rise as information comes in from remote and isolated areas
  • Dili was under an extended COVID lockdown when the floods hit
  • A UN development officer says the country is facing health and humanitarian crises

The fledgling democracy was hammered by intense rain and storms on the weekend,…

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