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UN chief Guterres says 'deeply concerned' by Amazon fires

World | 2019-08-22 21:25:20
UN chief Guterres says 'deeply concerned' by Amazon fires
U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres said Thursday he was "deeply concerned" by wildfires that have devoured large sections of the Amazon rainforest, blanketing several Brazilian cities in thick smoke.

"I'm deeply concerned by the fires in the Amazon rainforest. In the midst of the global climate crisis, we cannot afford more damage to a major source of oxygen and biodiversity," he said on Twitter.

"The Amazon must be protected."

Agence France Presse
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