Guterres conveys his condolences to the government of Kenya for the victims of torrential rains

The Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres, expressed his condolences and solidarity with the government and people of Kenya and the families of the victims of the floods resulting from the heavy rains that fell on the country in recent days. “We are saddened by the loss of life and damage caused by flash floods in Nairobi and other parts of Kenya,” the Secretary-General’s spokesman, Stephane Dujarric, said in a statement. In this sense, he reaffirmed “the United Nations’ continued commitment to support the Government of Kenya at this difficult time,” noting that the international organization’s team on the ground has been working closely with the authorities since the beginning of the rains in Kenya. the beginning of the year. On Monday, Kenyan authorities estimated nearly 100 dead and 40 missing due to torrential rains that affected more than 37,500 homes. In addition, at least 42 people died, including 17 minors, as a dam collapsed due to pressure from the floods. Kenya and Tanzania have been suffering for weeks from heavy rains, causing numerous floods and landslides. Last week, the Tanzanian authorities raised the number of deaths to 155 people due to bad weather conditions resulting from the El Nino phenomenon, which caused great devastation in the two countries.

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