Central African Republic, Yemen & other topics- Daily Press Briefing

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25-Feb-2022 02:35:54
Briefing by Stephane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.

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The Secretary-General will be travelling over the weekend. He’ll be going to Geneva where on Monday morning, he will deliver remarks at the opening of the 49th regular session of the Human Rights Council. We expect him back here on Monday afternoon.

As announced by the Secretary-General yesterday, the United Nations has allocated $20 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund to immediately scale up life-saving humanitarian assistance and protection to civilians in Ukraine following the recent increase in hostilities.

Jean-Pierre Lacroix, the head of our department of our Peacekeeping Operations, is in the Central African Republic today, where he began a four-day visit.

On Yemen, we want to reiterate our concern about the grave situation in the country, including the impact of the ongoing conflict, which is causing civilian casualties on a daily basis.

A group of eight senior emergency experts from UN agencies and international non-governmental organizations called for urgent support to life-saving humanitarian action in Afghanistan after a five-day mission to the country.

The head of UNICEF, Catherine Russell, just concluded a three-day trip to Afghanistan.

The conflict in the Afar region in Ethiopia continues to cause displacement which worsens humanitarian needs. 

Geir Pedersen, our Envoy for Syria, briefed the Security Council on that country this morning. He said that militarily, front lines remain unshifted, but we still see all the signs of an ongoing hot conflict.

UNICEF is working to scale up delivery of clean drinking water for the most vulnerable children in Myanmar, where three million children lack access to a safe water supply.

In Viet Nam, the UN team, led by the acting Resident Coordinator Rana Flowers, continues to support authorities’ health and socio-economic response and recovery efforts due to the pandemic.

Monaco has now paid its budget dues in full bringing up the total number of fully paid-up Member States to 62.

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