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Saddened by Hurricane-driven Loss of Life, Property Damage in Mexico,
Secretary-General Extends Condolences, Solidarity to Those Affected
The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:
The Secretary-General is saddened by the loss of life in Mexico and the damage to homes and infrastructure caused by Hurricanes Ingrid and Manuel since 17 September. Some 1.2 million people have been affected and a state of emergency has been declared in hundreds of municipalities along the Gulf of Mexico and the Pacific Coast, as further severe storms are expected.
The Secretary-General extends his sincere condolences to the Mexican Government and people, particularly the families of those who have been killed. He extends his solidarity to all those affected in this disaster.
The United Nations stands ready to lend its assistance to efforts to respond to humanitarian needs resulting from the disaster and to mobilize any international support needed.
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