European Union External Action

Statement by Federica Mogherini and Commissioner Christos Stylianides following the landslides in Colombia

Brussels, 01/04/2017 - 22:57, UNIQUE ID: 170401_12
Statements by the HR/VP

Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini and Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides following the landslides in Colombia

Many people have been reported to have lost their lives following landslides in the south-west of Colombia.

We express our condolences and solidarity to all the families and friends of those who lost loved ones.

Our thoughts are with all those affected, the rescue workers on the scene working in difficult conditions, and the authorities of the country.

The Commission's Emergency Response Coordination Centre is closely monitoring the situation.

The European Union, a close partner of Colombia, is ready to provide any assistance that can be required at this difficult time.