Secretary-General concerned after deadly hurricane hits Caribbean and USA

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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is closely monitoring developments in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy which has caused death and widespread damage to parts of the United States and the Caribbean.

Speaking in Incheon, South Korea, on Tuesday, Mr. Ban said the storm has affected millions of families, including the United Nations family.

"My thoughts are with all those who are enduring a very difficult night through a treacherous storm. The damage has affected millions of families including the United Nations family. I also want to express my deepest condolences and solidarity with the people of Haiti and elsewhere in the Caribbean who suffered through the fury of Hurricane Sandy which claimed dozens of lives and caused untold damage." (Duration: 36 secs)

Hurricane Sandy has reportedly killed more than 100 people across the eastern United States and in Haiti, Cuba, Jamaica, The Bahamas, The Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico.

UN Headquarters in New York has been closed since Monday due to the storm.

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