Mali, Afghanistan, Ethiopia & other topics - Daily Press Briefing

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11-Aug-2021 01:07:50
Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.

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The Secretary-General strongly condemns the attacks perpetrated against civilians in Mali that took place on 8 August in Gao where at least fifty civilians were reportedly killed and several wounded.

Since the start of the year, nearly 390,000 people have been newly displaced by conflict across the country, with a huge spike since May.

The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs inform us that the situation in the Tigray region in Ethiopia is volatile and unpredictable, and there is spillover of the conflict to neighbouring Afar and Amhara regions.

The UN peacekeeping mission in Sudan tells us that, following a recent upsurge of attacks in the Tambura region in Western Equatoria state, peacekeepers continue to patrol and to engage with local communities to address their security and humanitarian needs.

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya says it is deeply concerned about the abduction and disappearance of Rida Faraj Fraitis, the Chief of Staff for the First Deputy Prime Minister of the Government of National Unity.

Our colleagues in Guinea tell us that authorities yesterday confirmed the first case of Marburg virus disease in the country.

In Malawi, the UN team, led by Resident Coordinator Maria Jose Torres, continues supporting the response to the virus. The country received over 300,000 single doses of vaccines donated by the United States through the COVAX Facility over the weekend.

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization today said their latest data shows an alarming number of people facing severe acute food insecurity in the southern regions of Madagascar.

Lastly, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, has paid its regular budget dues taking us to 120 fully paid-up Member States.

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