Pakistan, Ukraine, South Caucasus & other topics - Daily Press Briefing

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02-Sep-2022 00:14:13
Briefing by Eri Kaneko, Associate Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.

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In Pakistan, along with our humanitarian partners, we have supported the Government’s response by providing food aid to 300,000 people and clean water to 55,000 people. Our colleagues have also deployed 14 mobile clinics to provide health care services in impacted areas.

In Ukraine, the Humanitarian Fund managed by the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs has allocated $70 million to kick-start winter assistance and address the needs of people with disabilities, older people and vulnerable women.

Today in Yerevan, Armenia, the Assistant Secretary-General for Europe, Central Asia and Americas for the Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs, Miroslav Jenča, wrapped up his trip to the South Caucasus.

Our peacekeeping mission in Mali, is telling us that its camp in Ber, in the Timbuktu Region, came under attack this morning. A preliminary assessment indicates no casualties, but our colleagues say there is significant damage to their facilities.

As part of an ongoing phase of visits to all concerned interlocutors in the region, the Personal Envoy of the Secretary-General for Western Sahara, Staffan de Mistura, is travelling to Tindouf today to meet with the leadership of Frente POLISARIO.

The Secretary-General condemns today’s attack on a mosque in Afghanistan and conveys his deep condolences to the families of those killed and wishes a prompt recovery to the injured.

The Food and Agriculture Organization today said that world food commodity prices dipped for a fifth month in a row.

Yesterday afternoon we announced the appointment by the Secretary-General of José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs of Costa Rica as Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, also known as ECLAC. Mr. Salazar will succeed Alicia Bárcena Ibarra of Mexico.

We have two fresh payments to the regular budget. Our thanks go to Eswatini and Saudi Arabia, whose cheques take us to 122 fully paid-up Member States.

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