New York

07 August 2007

Statement Attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on the Floods in South Asia

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.