Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.
The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) today said that they are continuing to deliver aid in line with humanitarian principles. The response is ongoing across Afghanistan, including the provision of medicine and health services in fixed facilities and mobile clinics.
Building on the Deputy Secretary-General's visit to Haiti last week, the Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Ramesh Rajasingham, is currently in Haiti for a four-day visit.
This morning, the Security Council held an open meeting on Yemen.
From Myanmar, the UN team there today said that they will continue to call on security forces to ensure the protection of civilians, as the number of people killed in political violence in the country tops 1,000. Thousands more – many of them women and children – have been injured.
The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) today said that the situation in Tambura in Western Equatoria state is tense due to the increased presence of armed young people from the Azande and Balanda communities.
In Somalia, the Resident Coordinator there, Adam Abdelmoula, says that the team is continuing to support the Government in its fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and on increasing vaccine use.
Today is International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition. The Day is intended to inscribe the tragedy of the slave trade in the memory of all peoples.
Senegal and Sierra Leone have now paid their regular budget dues. We are now up to 123 fully paid-up Member States.