RUNDOWN FOR FRIDAY 22 MARCH 2019

NEW YORK / GUTERRES MOSQUE (2:52)

UN chief António Guterres visited a mosque in New York today to express solidarity with the Muslim community after the deadly terrorist attack in Christchurch, New Zealand. He made a global call to reaffirm “the sanctity of all places of worship and the safety of all worshippers who visit revered sites in a spirit of compassion and tolerance.” UNIFEED

UN / SYRIA GOLAN (2:52)

Syrian ambassador Bashar Jaafari said President Donald Trump’s tweet on the occupied Golan “reaffirms the United States’ blind bias towards the Israel occupation and its unlimited support for its aggressive behaviour.” UNIFEED

MOZAMBIQUE / FLOOD AIRLIFTS (1:32)

The World Food Programme (WFP) is rushing food and other assistance to victims of the flooding and cyclone that hit Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe. It has reached 20,000 people already, and is stepping up operations to assist, initially, 600,000 people. WFP

MOZAMBIQUE / FORE VISIT (2:12) [TO BE UPLOADED SHORTLY] 

UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore is visiting Mozambique to see first-hand the devastating effects of Cyclone Idai. UNICEF 

GENEVA / CYCLONE IDAI RESPONSE UPDATE (3:09)

As the destructive scale of Tropical Cyclone Idai unfolds, the UN has appealed for urgent assistance from the international community at a crucial moment in the humanitarian response. UNTV CH

MALI / SECURITY COUNCIL ARRIVAL (2:11)

A United Nations Security Council delegation arrived in Bamako today (22 Mar), the fourth Council mission to Mali since the establishment of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) in 2013. MINUSMA