Secretary-General Saddened by Loss of Life in Afghanistan Flash Floods

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

The Secretary-General is saddened by the loss of life in flash floods in Baghlan Province, in the north-east of Afghanistan.

The Secretary-General expresses his solidarity with the people of Afghanistan.  He extends his condolences to the families of the victims and wishes a swift recovery to those injured.

The United Nations and its partners in Afghanistan are coordinating with the de facto authorities to swiftly assess needs and provide emergency assistance.

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