New York

19 September 2017

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on Hurricane Maria

The Secretary-General is saddened by the destruction across the Caribbean region by Hurricane Maria in a context where many islands are already working to respond to the devastation and suffering arising from Hurricane Irma earlier this month. 
The Secretary-General commends the collaborative efforts of the various Governments, international agencies and non-governmental organizations in responding to this crisis.
The United Nations stands ready to assist those nations and territories affected by this latest hurricane. 

Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General