The Secretary-General is now back in New York. Yesterday, in a press encounter in the afternoon with the Prime Minister of Jamaica, Andrew Holness, Mr. Guterres said that when we look at today’s international financial architecture, we are facing a moral, power and practical problems. These problems, he added, are impacting countries like Jamaica.
The Emergency Relief Coordinator, Martin Griffiths, has allocated $9 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund to support relief efforts in Haiti.
This morning, the Security Council held a briefing on the G5 Sahel. In her remarks, Martha Pobee, the Assistant Secretary-General for Africa, said that the G5 Sahel Joint Force has made steady progress in its operationalization and is also restructuring itself following Mali’s withdrawal of the force and the reconfiguration of European and French Forces.
In Sudan, the United Nations along with humanitarian partners are continuing to scale up our response to spiraling needs all over the country.
The World Health Organization has delivered 30 tons of medical supplies to Al-Jazirah state. Trauma supplies to treat 2,400 people were delivered yesterday to five hospitals there and three hospitals in the capital, Khartoum.
Following the start of conflict in Sudan a month ago, approximately 80,000 people have arrived in Chad, including 60,000 refugees and 20,000 Chadian who are returning home.
Cyclone Mocha has been one of the strongest ever to hit Myanmar. 5.4 million people are expected to have been in the path of the cyclone in Rakhine and in the northwest.
Right now, health, relief items, shelter, and water, sanitation and hygiene support are the top priorities, given the high risk of waterborne and communicable diseases.
The Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Joyce Msuya, is in Bogotá, Colombia, for a five-day visit to Colombia.
A new report from the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) say that plastic pollution could be reduced by 80 per cent and result in savings of over $300 billion per year if countries and companies make deep policy and market shifts using existing technologies.
Today is the International Day of Living Together in Peace. Living together in peace means accepting differences and having the ability to listen to, recognize, respect and appreciate others.
Tomorrow is the World Telecommunication and Information Society Day, and this year, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is focusing on “Empowering the least developed countries through information and communication technologies.”