New York

28 July 2019

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General - on the Landslides in China

The Secretary-General is saddened by the loss of life and destruction of property caused by the landslides in Guizou province in China. He extends his deepest condolences to the families of the victims and wishes a speedy recovery to the injured.

With the heavy rains that contributed to the landslides still falling, the Secretary-General commends the search and rescue operations being conducted by the Government of China. If needed, the United Nations stands ready to assist in these efforts.
Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesman for the Secretary-General