New York

01 September 2017

Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on flooding in Bangladesh, India and Nepal

The Secretary-General is saddened by the loss of life and the devastation caused by widespread floods and landslides due to torrential monsoon rains in Bangladesh, India and Nepal. 
The Secretary-General extends his condolences to the Governments and the people of Bangladesh, India and Nepal and salutes the respective Governments’ leadership in responding to the needs of those affected.

The United Nations remains ready to support the relief efforts.

Eri Kaneko, Associate Spokesperson for the Secretary-General