IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde Expresses Sympathy to Countries Affected by Hurricane Irma

September 7, 2017

Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), issued the following statement today:

“I would like to express our deep concern and sympathy for the countries affected by Hurricane Irma—one of the strongest Atlantic storms ever. Several islands in the region have already suffered terrible damage from the storm, and others are still in its path. We are very saddened by the reports of lives lost and widespread destruction.

“The Fund stands ready to help its member countries as they deal with the aftermath of this catastrophe including, if needed, financial support from our rapid financing facilities.”

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