The new Permanent Representative of Mexico to the United Nations, Héctor Enrique Vasconcelos y Cruz, presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.
A convoy of five trucks today reached the front-line community of Huliaipole in the Zaporizhzhia region of Ukraine where repeated shelling has destroyed or damaged many homes, and delivered shelter materials, solar lamps, medicines and other medical and hygiene supplies to the town’s remaining 3,000 people, one sixth of the population.
A new report from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) finds the cholera outbreak impacting 11 countries in Eastern and Southern Africa is an “emergency for children”. The agency is mobilizing health supplies, safe water and technical support in the region, and is calling for $171 million to protect those in need.
The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:
More than 1,000 migrants have died or disappeared since 2014 while trying to leave East Africa and the Horn of Africa, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) says. Most were travelling to the Arabian Peninsula or South Africa. Migrants face violence, abandonment by smugglers, limited access to medical care and detention, among other dangers.
The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:
A three-month flash appeal to provide vital assistance for 542,000 people affected by Tropical Storm Ana, which hit Malawi late in January, has been launched in the country. It seeks $29.4 million and focuses on the six hardest-hit districts — Chikwawa, Nsanje, Phalombe, Mulanje, Chiradzulu and Balaka.
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and the International Organization for Migration today began preparing asylum seekers in the Matamoros camp for entry to the United States as the country ends a policy that forced some 25,000 people to wait in Mexico for their immigration hearings.
The period following the start of Afghanistan’s peace negotiations in September 2020 has witnessed a sharp rise in the number of human rights defenders and media professionals killed in the country, a new report issued today by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) says.
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Peter Grohmann of Germany as the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Mexico, with the host Government’s approval.