Ethiopia, Central African Republic, COVAX amp; other topics- Daily Press Briefing

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01-Sep-2021 02:02:09
Briefing by Florencia Soto Niño, Associate Spokeswoman for the Secretary-General.

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In a statement issued yesterday, the Secretary-General expressed his grave concern at the deepening humanitarian and economic crisis in the country and the threat of basic services collapsing completely.

A new report by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) today said weather-related disasters have increased five-fold causing seven times more damage than in the 1970s.

The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) today said that the humanitarian situation in Tigray is worsening with stocks of relief aid, cash and fuel running very low or depleted.

The UN team in Myanmar remains concerned by the humanitarian impact of the ongoing armed conflict and insecurity across various parts of the country. Around 200,000 people have been displaced since February 1st.

The United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) has taken note of the final results of the residual legislative elections of July 25th, proclaimed by the Constitutional Court.

On the 19th of August, the State of Qatar signed an agreement to provide $40 million, through the UN, in support of poor and vulnerable families in the Gaza Strip.

Pakistan has received over 18 million vaccine doses since May and had 6 million more doses expected to arrive in September.

Today, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO), inaugurated a new WHO Hub for Pandemic and Epidemic Intelligence, based in Berlin.

In a new report, the International Labour Organization (ILO) says that despite the unprecedented worldwide expansion of social protection during the pandemic, more than 4 billion people around the world remain entirely unprotected.

Tanzania has now paid its regular budget dues. That brings us to 124 Member States who have paid their contributions in full.
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