Press Statement: Expression of Condolences following Tragic Landslide in Hpa Khant, Kachin State by United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator, Ms. Renata Dessallien

Yangon, Myanmar – On behalf of the United Nations, I extend our most heartfelt condolences on the heavy toll that the landslide in Hpa Khant, Kachin State took in the hours of the 21st November 2015. I am deeply saddened by the over 100 lives that this tragic landslide has claimed and extend my deepest sympathies to the families of the victims and to all affected people.

I also commend the courageous efforts by the men and women involved in the difficult rescue and recovery efforts, government and non-government actors. I continue to be moved by the solidarity and support by the Myanmar people and civil society for their selfless commitment to support communities in need when faced with tragic circumstances such as this.