Act-Accelerator Campaign Launch, Ethiopia, Afghanistan & other topics - Daily Press Briefing
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Noon briefing by Stephane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.


This morning, you will have seen that the Secretary-General spoke live at the resource mobilization campaign for the global partnership known as the ACT-Accelerator, this is for the COVID-19 vaccine distribution.

Our Deputy Secretary-General wrapped up her visit to Ethiopia today. She is on her way back to New York as we speak.

Moving on to Afghanistan. Our humanitarian colleagues tell us that in response to the heavy snowfall and avalanches in Dangam district in Kunar Province on 6 February, local health authorities together with the UN and our partners deployed two mobile health teams to provide health care to local communities and to the search and rescue personnel.

Turning to Nigeria, the humanitarian community and the Government today launched the 2022 Humanitarian Response Plan for the north-eastern part of the country. The Plan seeks $1.1 billion to provide critical aid and services to 5.5 million people impacted by the conflict in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states.

Earlier today, the Secretary-General received Prince Rahim Aga Khan.

Yesterday afternoon, the Secretary-General spoke at the first session of this year’s Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People.  He said that the situation today in the Occupied Palestinian Territory -- including East Jerusalem -- continues to pose a significant challenge to international peace and security.

In Samoa, where our team there is led by Resident Coordinator Simona Marinescu, and the team continues to support authorities to tackle the pandemic.

Tomorrow at the briefing, we will be joined by Michael Dunford, the World Food Programme’s Regional Director for East Africa. He will brief virtually from Nairobi on the situation in the Horn of Africa.

Today is the second to last day for the Honour Roll. We say thank you very much to our friends in Cyprus and Morocco for their full payments to the regular budget. The Honour Roll now has 53 Members.