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Ukraine, Haiti & other topics - Daily Press Briefing…

Ukraine, Haiti & other topics - Daily Press Briefing
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Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.

This morning, the Secretary-General spoke in a pre-recorded video message to the international donor conference for Ukraine, which took place in Paris. 

Also on Ukraine, the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Martin Griffiths, is on the ground for the second day of his visit to the country. 

The Secretary-General is arriving in Washington, D.C. where he will meet with members of the US Senate this afternoon. 

Turning to Haiti, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is telling us that almost 1.2 million doses of oral cholera vaccines have arrived in the capital, Port-au-Prince. 

In response to a question about the attack on a hotel in Kabul, the Spokesman said the UN Assistance Mission there strongly condemns yesterday’s attack, stressing that violence in Afghanistan serves no purpose but is only prolonging the agony of more than 40 years of war. 

Following the release today of the latest food insecurity report, the Humanitarian Coordinator in Somalia, Adam Abdelmoula, said that famine thresholds have not been surpassed in the country, for the time being, thanks to the efforts of the national and local authorities and the scale up of humanitarian assistance.

Rebecca Adda-Dontoh of Ghana took up her post as Resident Coordinator in Malawi three days ago.