"The Secretary-General is saddened by the loss of life, destruction of property and displacement of people due to flash floods and landslides in Sentani, Jayapura and Papua, and of the earthquake in West Nusa Tenggara Province in Indonesia. The Secretary-General extends his condolences to the families of the victims and to the people and Government of Indonesia", Dujarric said.
The United Nations also expressed its readiness to cooperate with the Indonesian authorities in responding to the humanitarian needs resulting from these natural disasters.
Saturday's deadly flash floods come less than two months after the deadly landslides in the country's South Sulawesi province claimed the lives of almost 70 people. Floods and landslides are reportedly frequent in Indonesia, especially in the monsoon — during the rainy season.