Syria, Bhutan, South Sudan & other topics - Daily Press Briefing

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19-Jul-2021 00:33:24
Noon briefing by Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-General

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The Security Council this morning held closed consultations on the political situation in Syria.

The UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) says that it continues to protect civilians and help local communities affected by clashes in Western Equatoria State.

In Ethiopia, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs says that, despite recent improvements in access within Tigray since the end of June, movements in and out of the region remain restricted.

Bhutan will roll out its second mass vaccination campaign tomorrow. Bhutan has received doses from COVAX and through bilateral arrangements.

In Tunisia, hospitals are facing huge pressure and have exceeded capacity in several regions. Last Wednesday, the country recorded 7,878 new COVID-19 cases with 164 new deaths.

From Myanmar, the UN Country Team is stepping up its response following an alarming spike in the reported number of COVID-19 cases in the country.

A new policy brief released today by the International Labour Organization says that fewer women than men will regain employment during the COVID-19 recovery.

The World Food Programme and the World Health Organization have launched a new project to improve emergency response to health crises.

Mireia Villar Forner is taking up her new function as UN Resident Coordinator in Colombia.
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