New York

16 July 2021

Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General - on the flooding across Western Europe

Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-General

The Secretary-General is saddened by the loss of life and destruction of property due to the heavy rains and flooding across Western Europe, most notably in Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium. He extends his condolences and solidarity to the families of the victims and to the Governments and people of the affected countries.
The United Nations stands ready to contribute to ongoing rescue and assistance efforts if necessary.