Ukraine, Afghanistan & other topics - Daily Press Briefing

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18-Aug-2022 00:19:41
Briefing by Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.

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The Secretary-General is in Lviv, where he has met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. The two were later joined by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan for a trilateral meeting.

In Ukraine, the UN, along with its humanitarian partners, yesterday delivered 60 tonnes of critical supplies in Zaporizka oblast to help meet the most immediate needs of nearly 6,000 people who remain in the Orikhiv settlement, only 6 kilometres from the front line.

The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) today said that it deplores yesterday’s attack on a Kabul Mosque, the latest in a disturbing series of bombings which have killed and injured more than 250 people in recent weeks, the highest monthly number of civilian casualties over the last year.

The Secretary-General is deeply saddened by the loss of life and injuries caused by the explosion in a warehouse in the Armenian capital Yerevan on Sunday, 14 August.

In Syria, the United Nations Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator there, Imran Riza, yesterday concluded a four-day mission to the northeastern Al Hasakeh and Ar-Raqqa Governorates.

In Haiti, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says that one year after the devastating earthquake that struck the southwestern part of the country, more than 250,000 children do not have access to adequate schools.

In Comoros, over 70 per cent of adolescents aged 12 to 17 have been fully vaccinated, following a month-long national campaign, led by health authorities with the support of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) today warned that three consecutive years of severe drought in the Grand Sud of Madagascar have led to the country’s worst food crisis in the last 20 years, exacerbating the vulnerabilities of already poor populations.

The Democratic Republic of the Congo has now paid its regular budget dues. DRC’s payment takes us to 117 fully paid-up Member States.

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