UN chief saddened by loss of life in Venezuela floods, mudslides

2022-10-20 14:49:17Xinhua Editor : Li Yan ECNS App Download

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was saddened to learn of the loss of dozens of lives and damage to infrastructure in Venezuela due to floods and landslides resulting from the heavy rainy season and the impact of tropical storms, said his spokesman on Wednesday.

The secretary-general extended his deepest condolences to the Venezuelan government and to the families affected by the floods and landslides impacting several towns across Venezuela, particularly in the northern state of Aragua, said Stephane Dujarric, the spokesman, in a statement.

The United Nations is providing support, in coordination with the national authorities' emergency response, to address the needs of the most affected people, the statement said.

The secretary-general expressed his solidarity with the people of Venezuela and underscored that the United Nations stands ready to offer additional assistance in this challenging time, said the statement.


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