The International Organization for Migration (IOM) says at least 54 migrants died in a truck crash in Chiapas, Mexico, on 9 December, marking the country’s deadliest single incident for migrants. Some 651 people have died in 2021 attempting to cross Mexico’s northern border, the highest number since 2014.
The new Permanent Representative of Jamaica to the United Nations, Brian Wallace, presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.
The World Health Organization (WHO) in Myanmar strongly condemns attacks on health-care providers and sites since the military takeover on 1 February. WHO says 32 attacks on health-care facilities and staff resulted in two deaths and six injuries between 1 February and 24 March.
The World Food Programme said today it has begun providing emergency food aid to vulnerable people in Ethiopia’s Tigray region and urgently needs $170 million to meet critical food and nutrition needs over the next six months. The agency noted that the outbreak of conflict there coincided with the peak harvest period.
On 24 August, UN Secretary-General António Guterres appointed Garry Conille of Haiti as the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Jamaica, with the host Government’s approval.