14 September 2004

Secretary-General Deeply Saddened by Loss of Life, Injuries, Destruction from Hurricane Ivan

NEW YORK, 13 September (UN Headquarters) -- The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for Secretary-General Kofi Annan:

The Secretary-General is deeply concerned about the humanitarian impact of Hurricane Ivan, which has wreaked havoc across the Caribbean. The Secretary-General is deeply saddened by the loss of life, injuries and destruction that have resulted from the disaster. He wishes to convey his condolences to the people and Governments of Barbados, Grenada, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and Trinidad and Tobago. The Secretary-General requests the international community to offer solidarity and the resources necessary to alleviate the hurricane’s effects.

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