Afghanistan, UNOCHA, Nigeria, Honduras, UNHCR Ethiopia - Daily Press Briefing

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10-Aug-2021 00:39:08
Briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.

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The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, today warned that the failure to stem the rising violence and human rights violations is having disastrous consequences for the people of Afghanistan.

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) Director General, António Vitorino, said in a statement that he is extremely concerned by the deteriorating situation in Afghanistan, particularly the impact on mobile and displaced populations, including returnees.

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and its partners today said that they regained access to the Mai Aini and Adi Harush camps that house Eritrean refugees in the Tigray region of Ethiopia.

On Nigeria, the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said that the UN and aid organizations have formed a task force to respond to increasing food insecurity in the country’s northeast.

Jean-Pierre Lacroix, the Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping, briefed the Security Council in closed consultations this morning on the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL). That Mission’s mandate comes up for renewal by the end of this month.

The Secretary-General continues to be very concerned about the situation in Nicaragua, and he condemns recent actions taken against political opposition in the country.

The UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and the Government of Honduras today launched a Humanitarian Response Plan to address the needs of 1.8 million of the most vulnerable people in the country.

Suriname today received its third shipment of COVAX-backed vaccines – more than 26,000 doses donated by Spain.

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