Statement on Behalf of the United Nations Special Envoy for Syria Mr. Geir O. Pedersen
I am deeply saddened by the tragic loss of life and massive destruction from the earthquake affecting thousands in Turkiye and Syria – men, women, children and the elderly – in the middle of winter. I send my deepest condolences to those affected, many who have already suffered enormously and for many years.
My heart goes out to all. We are fully engaged in solidarity and support. I reiterate the Secretary-General’s call on the international community to help the thousands suffering from loss. Syrians urgently need global assistance. I encourage all to lend their support