Yemen, Afghanistan, South Sudan & other topics - Daily Press Briefing

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14-Jul-2021 00:43:49
Noon briefing by Florencia Soto Nino,​ Associate Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.

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The Security Council met this morning to adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Mission to support the Hudaydah Agreement (UNMHA).

The UN is increasingly concerned with the number of reported serious human rights abuses and violations alleged in communities most affected by the ongoing military offensive across Afghanistan.

The Humanitarian Coordinator ad interim in South Sudan, Arafat Jamal, is condemning the latest attack on aid workers and assets in Warrap State.

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today said that the upcoming seasonal rains in hunger-stricken northern Ethiopia offer a tight window of opportunity for farmers to get a crop in the ground and reboot local food production.

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said that at least 1,146 people have died while attempting to reach Europe by sea between January and June.

Libya has recently imposed new preventive measures against the pandemic as the daily rate of infection continues to rise in the country.

The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) today released a report highlighting evidence that people living with HIV are more vulnerable to COVID-19 virus. It added that widening inequalities are preventing them from accessing COVID-19 vaccines and HIV services.

The Secretary-General condemns the terrorist attack by unidentified gunmen that took place on July 11th, in the Tillabéri region. This attack resulted in the killing of at least five civilians and four soldiers.

The Ministerial segment of the ECOSOC High-Level Political Forum continued today with messages from the Ministerial Chairs of the Regional Forums and the Executive Secretaries of the Regional Commissions.

Tomorrow we will be joined virtually by the Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Afghanistan, Mr. Ramiz Alakbarov, who will update you on the situation in the country.
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