Horn Of Africa, Chad, Ukraine other topics - Daily Press Briefing

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26-Aug-2022 00:37:02
Briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.

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The tenth Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons is scheduled to conclude today. The President of the Conference, Ambassador Gustavo Zlauvinen, will speak to you in this room at the end of the Review Conference.

The Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed, will be attending the Eighth Tokyo International Conference on African Development, otherwise known as TICAD 8, on behalf of the Secretary-General. She arrived in Tunis earlier today. She will be back in New York on 29 August.

The World Meteorological Organization said that parts of the Greater Horn of Africa which are already experiencing drought are bracing for a fifth consecutive failed rainy season.

In Chad, 340,000 people have now been impacted by catastrophic flooding in 11 of the country’s 23 provinces.

In Ukraine this morning humanitarians delivered eight trucks of critical relief items that will meet the needs of over 2,000 people in Toresk, a town located five kilometres from the front line in Donetska oblast. UN agencies brought 56 tons of food, hygiene kits, medical supplies and other critical items which will support people during the winter.

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