New UN relief chief relays voices of displaced to world leaders

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United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mark Lowcock, visiting Nigeria. Photo: OCHA

Displaced people in Africa's volatile Lake Chad region have an urgent request to the international community: we need your protection.

That's the message the new UN emergency relief coordinator Mark Lowcock is delivering to world leaders meeting in New York at the latest session of the General Assembly.

It's the first time Mr Lowcock is participating in the annual gathering of the UN's 193 Member States, having taken the helm of the UN humanitarian affairs office, OCHA, this month.

Alexandra Eurdolian asked him about his priorities for the UN General Assembly.

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