Home News Asia News #SOSKERALA: UN Chief ‘Saddened’ by Kerala flood toll

#SOSKERALA: UN Chief ‘Saddened’ by Kerala flood toll

32
0
SHARE
UN-SECRETARY-GENERAL-ANTONIO GUTERRES-U.S.-TRAVEL BAN by .
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaks to journalists at the UN headquarters in New York (Xinhua/Li Muzi)

UN Chief Guterres ‘saddened’ by Kerala flood toll; UN monitoring situation….reportsĀ Arul Louis from UN headquarters

UN-SECRETARY-GENERAL-ANTONIO GUTERRES-U.S.-TRAVEL BAN by .
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaks to journalists at the UN headquarters in New York (Xinhua/Li Muzi)

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is saddened by the loss of lives and the destruction due to the Kerala floods and the world organisation is following the situation very closely, according to his spokesperson Stephane Dujarric.

The UN “is saddened by the loss of life, destruction and displacement caused by the floods in India,” which is the worst flooding in about 100 years, Dujarric told reporters on Friday.

Asked if India had asked for UN assistance, he said there has been no request for help and added, “as you know India has quite a well-operating machinery to deal with natural disasters.”

“But of course our country team — I have been in touch with our Resident Coordinator (Yuri Afanasiev ) they are following closely, they are in touch with partners on the ground,” he said.