UN, France raise concern over Amazon wildfires 'crisis': AFP23 August 2019 | 02:55 | FOCUS News Agency
UN chief Antonio Guterres said he was "deeply concerned" by the fires in the Amazon, AFP reports.
"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."
France's President Emmanuel Macron said the wildfires were "an international crisis" and called on the globe's most industrialized nations to address it at their summit this weekend.
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