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Statement from Joan Clos, Executive Director of UN-HABITAT on the event of the fire in Sinai slum. 13 September 2011
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On behalf of UN-HABITAT, I wish to express my deep condolences to the Government and people of Kenya and the families of those who were victims of Monday's fire, and my hopes for a speedy recovery to those who were injured. As our host country, UN-HABITAT feels a profound connection to the people of Kenya and our thoughts and prayers are with them at this difficult time.

Unfortunately, disasters like the one we saw in Nairobi this week, remind us all that we need to speed up our efforts to better the conditions for people living in slums. Above all we need to commit to urban planning and design that provides public space, safe and reliable energy supply and basic services for all.

 
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