WASHINGTON, April 2, 2017 — The World Bank Group today issued the following statement from World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim on the mudslides in Colombia on Saturday, April 1, 2017:
“The World Bank Group is deeply saddened by the devastating mudslides and flooding in Colombia that have taken the lives of so many. On behalf of my staff, I wish to convey our sincere and most heartfelt condolences to the families who have lost loved ones. Our thoughts are with the Colombian people and government, and the volunteers participating in the rescue efforts.
The World Bank Group will work with the relevant authorities to evaluate how we can support Colombia both in the short-term as well as with reconstruction needs.”