UN Secretary-General "Deeply Saddened" by Earthquake-Related Fatalities in Turkey, Syria

UN Secretary-General António Guterres issued a statement in which he expressed his heartfelt sympathy to the people of Türkiye and Syria during this tragic time.

He said “the United Nations is mobilizing to support emergency response” for the “devastating earthquakes in Turkey and Syria.”

Guterres also urged UN member states to "work together in solidarity" to assist those affected by the disaster.

Mr. Guterres said UN was relying on international community to assist the many thousands of people affected by the disaster.

He said,  "many of whom were already in dire need of humanitarian aid in areas where access is a challenge."