Daily Press Briefing by the Spokesperson for the…

26 August 2021


Daily Press Briefing by the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General

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Briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.

The Secretary-General is following with great concern the ongoing situation in Kabul, especially at the airport.

This afternoon, the Secretary-General will speak on Ethiopia at the Security Council meeting on Peace and Security in Africa.

In a statement issued today, the Secretary-General expressed his deep concern about the rapidly deteriorating socio-economic situation in Lebanon.

On Venezuela, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) today said that 10 out of 24 states in the country have been seriously affected by heavy rains since May. In support of the local response in Merida, UN Agencies are coordinating the delivery of emergency kits, hygiene and sanitation supplies, as well as drinking water.

Yesterday, the Secretary-General issued a statement to mark four years since the beginning of the massive refugee influx of Rohingya people and other communities from Myanmar’s Rakhine State into Bangladesh.

Today marks the anniversary of a report that’s had a profound impact on our understanding and work to address the plight of children impacted by conflict.

Barbados has today received 33,600 vaccine doses through COVAX. This is the third allocation for the country, which brings the total doses of vaccines delivered to 100,800.

The Secretary-General will convene a UN High-level Dialogue on Energy on Friday, 24 September, under the auspices of the General Assembly.