RUNDOWN FOR TUESDAY 20 FEBRUARY 2018

UN / PALESTINE (4:04)

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas laid out a new peace plan to the Security Council today calling for the establishment of a “multi-lateral international mechanism” to resolve the question of Palestine. UNIFEED

GENEVA / DRC VIOLENCE (1:15) 

As violence continues to escalate in the Tanganyika province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) issued a strong warning today about the impending large-scale humanitarian disaster that will result. UNTV CH 

DRC / DISPLACED TANGANYIKA (1:59) 

In just one year, some 630,000 people have been forced to abandon their homes in Tanganyika Province in the southeastern part of Democratic Republic of the Congo. The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) warned of an imminent humanitarian disaster of extraordinary proportions and called for urgent action to help the displaced. UNHCR 

UN / IRAQ (0:00) 

The head of the UN Assistant Mission for Iraq, Ján Kubiš, to brief the Security Council on the latest UNAMI report and recent developments. UNIFEED 

CAR / MUELLER HUMANITARIAN VISIT (2:00)

UN Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator Ursula Mueller said she is visiting the Central African Republic (CAR) to focus the attention of the international community on a humanitarian crisis that “is almost forgotten.” OCHA 

SOUTH SUDAN / INDIAN PEACEKEEPERS CATTLE (2:46)

Five years of civil war have devastated the farming sector in South Sudan with cattle herders losing many of their stock to malnutrition and disease, but, a team of Indian veterinarians, serving with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan, have stepped up to help. UNMISS

SOMALIA / DE CLERCQ VISIT WRAP (2:50) 

The head of United Nations humanitarian efforts in Somalia, during his tour of the country, underlined the importance of improving communities’ resilience to better withstand the effects of recurring droughts, such as famines. UNSOM