Ukraine, Somalia & other topics- Daily Press Briefing

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12-Apr-2022 00:16:08
Briefing by Stephane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.

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Tomorrow in the Press Briefing room, the Secretary-General; the Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed; and the head of the UN Conference on Trade and Development, Rebeca Grynspan, will brief reporters about the global impact of the war in Ukraine on food, energy and finance systems.

This morning, the Secretary-General received an honorary degree from the University of Cordoba, in Argentina, an institution that he described as the place where the history of Argentina was written.

Nearly seven weeks of intense hostilities continue to drive the world’s fastest growing displacement crisis in recent history.

In response to questions about the human rights investigations in Mali, the Spokesman said that MINUSMA is continuing with its human rights investigation into the incident in Moura, pursuant to its mandate and in support of efforts aimed at establishing the facts.

Carlos Ruiz Massieu, the head of the UN Verification Mission in Colombia, told the Security Council this morning that the UN has witnessed in that country a peacebuilding process that is advancing, albeit at different levels, along the path outlined by the Final Agreement.

On Somalia, UN agencies today warned that millions of Somalis are at risk of sliding into famine as the impact of a prolonged drought continues to destroy lives and livelihoods, and growing needs outpace available resources for humanitarian assistance.

The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs reports that according to the latest food security analysis, an estimated 7.7 million people – that is about 63 per cent of the population - are likely to face crisis or worse levels of food insecurity through July.

The peacekeeping mission in South Sudan has stepped up patrols and are working closely with communities in Leer in Unity State, to ease tensions following a surge of inter-communal violence.

Following the passage of Tropical Storm ‘Megi’, which has caused landslides and floods in the eastern and southern coasts of the Philippines, authorities in the Bangsamoro region, in the south, have indicated that they will request assistance from UN agencies and humanitarian partners to respond to the needs of over 48,000 families impacted by the storm.

The UN team in Honduras, led by Resident Coordinator Alice Shackelford, continues supporting the country to tackle the multiple impacts of the pandemic.

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