The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:
The Secretary-General is deeply concerned by the loss of life and serious damage caused by severe storms and flooding in parts of India and Pakistan. He extends his condolences to the victims and their families, and the Governments of both countries.
Commending the prompt and effective response to this disaster in both countries, the Secretary-General reaffirms the United Nations readiness to support national and local efforts to provide emergency assistance to the survivors.
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