New York

26 September 2013

Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on the Pakistan Earthquake

The Secretary-General is saddened by the loss of life in Pakistan, and the damage to thousands of homes caused by the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck parts of Balochistan on 24 September.

The Secretary-General extends his sincere condolences to the people and Government of Pakistan, particularly the families of those who have been killed or otherwise affected in this disaster.

The United Nations stands ready to lend assistance to efforts to respond to humanitarian needs resulting from the earthquake and to mobilise any international support needed.