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SECRETARY-GENERAL DEEPLY SADDENED BY LIVES LOST IN SOUTH ASIA FLOODS
The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:
The Secretary-General is deeply saddened by the hundreds of lives lost and the millions affected by floods in South Asia. He extends his condolences to the families of those who perished. He is also concerned by the economic devastation faced by the survivors.
While commending the prompt and effective response to the flooding by the affected countries, the Secretary-General reaffirms the United Nations readiness to assist.
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