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Statement Attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on Earthquakes in Italy and Myanmar

The Secretary-General’s thoughts are today with the people of Italy and Myanmar following the earthquakes that struck the two countries on 24 August.

While reports on the impact of the earthquakes are still coming in, it is evident that lives have been lost and infrastructure has been damaged. In Italy, it is reported that an estimated 120 people have been killed and over 360 injured. In Myanmar, initial reports indicate that a number of buildings, including schools, pagodas and houses have been damaged in Naypyitaw, Mandalay and Magway regions.

On behalf of the United Nations, the Secretary-General expresses his deepest condolences to the Governments of Italy and Myanmar and to everyone affected, particularly to the families and friends of those killed and injured.

The United Nations stand ready to offer its support should that be requested.

Nepal earthquake Situation Report No. 6

The death toll from the 7.8 magnitude earthquake which struck Nepal on 25 April continues to increase as additional information becomes available from areas outside of Kathmandu. As of 29 April (11:00, UTC+5:45), the National Emergency Operations Center reported a total of 5,006 dead and 10,194 injured people (1,039 deaths in Kathmandu, 250 in Bhaktapur and 159 in Lalitpur districts). Continue reading