RUNDOWN FOR FRIDAY 23 FEBRUARY 2018

UN / SYRIA CEASEFIRE (0:00) 

The UN Security Council is expected to vote on a draft resolution that would establish a month-long cessation of hostilities in Syria. UNIFEED 

GENEVA / UNICEF ROHINGYA CHILDREN (3:19)

A new UNICEF report called for urgent needs to assist over 720,000 Rohingya children who are in danger due to the approaching cyclone season in Bangladesh and the ongoing violence and denial of their basic rights in Myanmar. UNVT CH

GENEVA / RWANDA REFUGEE DEATHS (1:08) 

Five persons died Thursday and many more were injured in clashes between Rwandan police and Congolese refugees who were demonstrating their “sense of despair” after their food rations were cut recently. UNTV CH

GENEVA / SYRIA ENVOY UPDATE (1:13)

United Nations Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura again today called for an urgent ceasefire to relieve the “appalling suffering” of civilians in Eastern Ghouta, and stop the heavy bombings there, as well as the “indiscriminate” mortar shelling of Syria’s capital Damascus. UNTV CH

GENEVA / SOUTH SUDAN HUMAN RIGHTS (3:40) 

In a report released today in Geneva, the UN Human Rights Commission on South Sudan identified more than 40 senior military officials that may bear individual responsibly for war crimes and crimes against humanity in the country. UNTV CH

CAMEROON / DISPLACED MUELLER VISIT (0:00) 

The Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Ursula Mueller, today travelled to Maroua in the Far North Region of Cameroon, to see first-hand the impact of the deterioration of the security situation on the civilian population. OCHA