Afghanistan, Libya, Sudan amp; other topics- Daily Press Briefing

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03-Sep-2021 00:37:58
Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.

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In exactly a week, on Friday 10 September, at 12:30 pm, the Secretary-General will give his traditional pre-GA press conference. He will talk about the General Assembly and his Common Agenda report, which will be published that day.

The Secretary-General is grateful for the generosity of Member States – including, Denmark, Kazakhstan, North Macedonia, Pakistan, Poland, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and the United States -- who have made available facilities and arrangements in support of continuing UN operations in Afghanistan.

The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) today warned that Afghanistan is facing a food insecurity and malnutrition crisis. There is also a need to address water scarcity to prevent displacement and reduce hunger.

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) today expressed grave concern about ongoing armed clashes, including the alleged use of indirect fire, in Salaheddine, a densely populated area in the capital Tripoli.

The head of the UN Peace Operations department, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, will be travelling to Ethiopia and Sudan. He will be there starting on Monday until September 9th, and he will be accompanied by the Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa, Parfait Onanga-Anyanga.

The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) today said that more than 88,000 people in 13 of the 18 states in Sudan have been directly impacted by floods since the rainy season started in July.

The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warns that about 540,000 children in the area impacted by last month’s earthquake in Haiti are now facing the possibility of re-emergence of waterborne diseases.

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) today published its first Air Quality and Climate Bulletin which highlights the factors that influenced air quality patterns last year, in comparison to other years.

On Tuesday, the noon briefing guest will be Alison Davidian, Deputy Country Representative for UN Women.
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