Secretary-General Deeply Saddened by Deadly Floods in Democratic Republic of Congo

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

The Secretary-General is deeply saddened by the loss of life and heavy damage in Kinshasa and in some provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo due to floods, the worst to hit the country since 2019.

These floods have destroyed homes and farmland, as well as schools and other public infrastructure.

The Secretary-General extends his condolences to the families of the victims, as well as to the Government and people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.  He wishes a speedy recovery to those injured.

The United Nations expresses its solidarity with the Democratic Republic of the Congo as we support the response.

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