New York

14 August 2017

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the situation in Sierra Leone

The Secretary-General is saddened by the deaths and devastation caused by the mudslide and flooding in the town of Regent, Sierra Leone, and throughout Freetown.

The Secretary-General extends his condolences to the people and Government of Sierra Leone for the loss of life and destruction caused by this natural disaster. 

The Secretary-General reiterates to the Government and people of Sierra Leone the full solidarity of the United Nations with the ongoing rescue efforts.

Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesman for the Secretary-General