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Ukraine, Deputy Secretary-General, Iraq & other topics - Daily Press Briefing

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Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.
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Denise Brown, the humanitarian coordinator in Ukraine, visited the front-line city of Mykolaiv, in the south of the country today.  

The Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed, arrived in Nairobi, in Kenya, this afternoon after attending the Pre-COP27 meeting that took place in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and she represented the Secretary-General there.

Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, the Special Representative for Iraq, briefed the Security Council. 

The Secretary-General condemned yesterday’s attacks in Beletweyne, HirShabelle, perpetrated by Al-Shabaab. The attacks resulted in many casualties, including state officials. 

In the Central African Republic, three peacekeepers from Bangladesh have died after suffering severe injuries when their vehicle hit an explosive ordnance device overnight.  A fourth peacekeeper was seriously injured and is currently receiving medical treatment in Bouar. 

In Ethiopia, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs says that staff rotation movements out of Tigray have resumed. 

In Cuba, the UN team, led by Resident Coordinator Consuelo Vidal-Bruce, is supporting the national authorities to tackle the needs of the people most impacted by Hurricane Ian. 

The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) says Pakistan will need $816 million in the coming months, to help some 9.5 million people impacted by the floods that hit the country. 
In Uganda, the UN team is supporting authorities following the declaration of an Ebola outbreak two weeks ago. So far, there are 43 confirmed cases and nine reported deaths in five districts.  

We congratulate the former Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel, for receiving the 2022 UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award. Each year, the award is given to an individual, group or organization that has gone above and beyond the call of duty to protect refugees, internally displaced or stateless people.  

The guests at the noon briefing tomorrow will be Kanni Wignaraja, Assistant Secretary-General and head of the Asia-Pacific sector for UNDP. She will be joined by Abdallah Al Dardari, UNDP’s Resident Representative in Afghanistan. They will brief reporters on the launch of a new report on Afghanistan, entitled, “One Year in Review: Afghanistan Since 2021”. 

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