Guterres says UN ready to support relief efforts in South Asia countries hit by floods, landslides

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Guterres says UN ready to support relief efforts in South Asia countries hit by floods, landslides

Aerial view of roads and agricultural land inundated by floods in Banke district, south-western Nepal. Photo: UNICEF Nepal/2017/SJThapa Aerial view of roads and agricultural land inundated by floods in Banke district, south-western Nepal. Photo: UNICEF Nepal/2017/SJThapa

INTERNATIONAL, 1 September 2017 – Saddened by the loss of life and the devastation caused by widespread floods and landslides due to torrential monsoon rains in Bangladesh, India and Nepal, Secretary-General António Guterres said today that the United Nations is ready to support ongoing relief efforts.

In a statement issued by a UN spokesperson, the Secretary-General extended his condolences to the Governments and the people of Bangladesh, India and Nepal and saluted the respective Governments' leadership in responding to the needs of those affected.

Meanwhile on the ground, United Nations humanitarian agencies are working with partners and the respective Governments to bring in clean water, food, shelter and medical aid for some of the estimated 41 million people affected by flooding and landslides in South Asia.

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