Briefing by Spokesperson for Secretary-General

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03-Mar-2020 00:47:40
Briefing by Stephane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.

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The Secretary-General took part in a ceremony to mark the Special Agreement on the border dispute between the Gabonese Republic and the Republic of Equatorial Guinea.

World Health Organization Director-General Dr. Tedros said today that there are now 90,893 reported cases globally and 3,110 deaths.

Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock visited the Syria-Turkey border today, and in a statement, he said that civilians across northwest Syria are experiencing a grave humanitarian crisis, and what they need is a ceasefire and for international humanitarian law to be respected.

Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Iraq, told Security Council members that the country’s political leaders and communities will have to step up to the plate, placing the country’s interest above all else.

UN agencies and their partners today launched an appeal for $877 million to help some 855,000 Rohingya refugees from Myanmar who are in Bangladesh, as well as more than 444,000 vulnerable Bangladeshis in the communities which are generously hosting these refugees.

The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs says it is deeply concerned by the escalation in fighting around Tripoli since the end of February.

It is reported that 9,000 households – or about 56,000 people – have been displaced in the Jubaland State due to clashes that broke out in early February.

Today is World Wildlife Day.

Tomorrow, I will be joined at this daily briefing by the Humanitarian Coordinator for Haiti, Bruno Lemarquis, and he will brief on the humanitarian situation in Haiti.

Namibia has now paid its budget dues in full, which brings the Honour Roll up to 63.

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