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.
- 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,…