West Africa, Brundi, Senegal other topics - Daily Press Briefing

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10-Jan-2023 00:27:44
Daily Press Briefing by the Spokesperson of the Secretary-General

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The Secretary-General of the United Nations will be taking part in the World Economic Forum in Davos in Switzerland, next week. On Wednesday he will deliver a special address on the “State of the World.”nbsp;

This morning, the Security Council received a briefing from Giovanie Biha, the Deputy Special Representative and Officer-in-Charge of the UN Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), on the situation in that region.nbsp;

On Burundi, Martin Griffiths, the humanitarian chief, has allocated $3.5 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to help more than 38,000 people impacted by food insecurity.nbsp;

The UN peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, also known as MONUSCO, is conducting new patrols in the Roe-Drodro area of Djugu territory in Ituri province, after a series of attacks by CODECO militia.

The Secretary-General extends his deepest condolences to the Government of Senegal and the families of those killed in yesterday’s horrific road accident that took place in the Kaffrine region of Senegal. nbsp;

The UN team in Nigeria, led by the acting Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator, Matthias Schmale, continues to support authorities and civil society organizations to tackle gender-based violence.nbsp;

In two separate reports released today, the United Nations Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation said that an estimated 5 million children died before their fifth birthday and another 2.1 million children and youth lost their lives in 2021.
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