New York

02 July 2020

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General - on the landslide in Hpakant, Myanmar

The Secretary-General is deeply saddened by the reported death of at least 123 people following a large landslide today in the town of Hpakant, Kachin State, Myanmar.

The Secretary-General expresses his deep condolences to the families of the victims and to the people and Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar. He reiterates the readiness of the United Nations to contribute to ongoing efforts to address the needs of the affected population.