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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

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New York, 22 February 2011 - Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on earthquake in New Zealand

The Secretary-General is deeply saddened by the loss of life and destruction of property in New Zealand as a result of the earthquake that struck Christchurch and surrounding areas on 22 February.

He extends his deepest condolences to the families of those who have been killed, injured or rendered homeless by this still unfolding tragedy. He acknowledges the ongoing efforts by the Government of New Zealand to help those affected. The Secretary-General stresses the readiness of the United Nations to contribute to its efforts in any way needed.


Statements on 22 February 2011