PRESS RELEASE

Statement by World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim on the Earthquake in Italy

August 25, 2016

WASHINGTON, August 25, 2016 — The World Bank Group today issued the following statement from World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim on the earthquake in Italy on Wednesday, August 24, 2016:

“The World Bank Group is deeply saddened by the devastation of the earthquake in Central Italy that has taken the lives of so many. On behalf of my staff, I wish to convey our sincere and most heartfelt condolences to the families that have lost loved ones. In these difficult moments, our thoughts are with the Italian people and government, and with the Italian Civil Protection and the volunteers collaborating in the rescue efforts.”

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himtiaz@worldbankgroup.org

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2017/029/EXC

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