Daily Press Briefing by Spokesperson for Secretary-General

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18-Nov-2020 00:18:30
Briefing by Stephane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.

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On Friday at 12:30, the Secretary-General will do a press stakeout. He will deliver some remarks before he participates on the G20 and then he will take some questions. That will replace the noon briefing.

This morning, the Secretary-General addressed, in a pre-recorded video message, the Youth4Climate virtual event, which was convened by the government of Italy.

Nickolay Mladenov, the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, briefed the Council this morning via videoconference.

The Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan, Babacar Cisse, and the heads of the UN Refugee Agency, the World Food Programme, the UN Children’s Fund and the UN Population Fund were on a two-day mission to assess the situation in refugee camps in the southeastern region of Sudan, bordering the Tigray province of Ethiopia.

In a statement Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mark Lowcock, said he is increasingly concerned about the evolving humanitarian situation in the country’s north and in neighbouring areas.

David Shearer, the head of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), said that the Mission is well underway with planning for its operations during the forthcoming dry season.

The International Organization for Migration says tens of thousands of people are continuing to flee insecurity in Cabo Delgado, in northern Mozambique.

The World Health Organization said today marks the end of the 11th Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, nearly six months after the first cases were reported in Equateur Province.

The UN Population Fund is appealing for a total of $131.6 million to fund the regional response to the Syria crisis, which spans 11.7 million people in need of humanitarian assistance inside Syria, in addition to 5.6 million refugees throughout Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, and Egypt.

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