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DSG Travels/Haiti, Libya, Ukraine & other topics - Daily Press Briefing

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Noon briefing by Stephane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.
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In a few minutes, I am going to be joined by Bruno Lemarquis, the UN’s Resident Coordinator in Haiti. He will join us virtually from Port-au-Prince to discuss the international donor conference in Haiti, which takes place tomorrow.

Tomorrow, the Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed, will travel to Port-au-Prince, in Haiti, to participate in the International Event for the Financing of the Reconstruction of Haiti’s Southern Peninsula following the August 2021 earthquake.

On Friday, the Secretary-General's Special Adviser on Libya, Stephanie Williams, will speak to reporters virtually.

On Ukraine, just as the Secretary-General told you yesterday, we also want to highlight the equally important humanitarian situation. There are 2.9 million people in need of humanitarian assistance and protection due to the eight-year-old conflict in the eastern oblasts of Donetska and Luhanska. Our top priority now is to alleviate the people’s suffering.

James Swan, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Somalia, briefed the Security Council this morning.

This afternoon, Hans Grundberg, the Special Envoy for Yemen, will brief the Security Council members on the situation in Yemen.

A quick note on Cameroon, where the Secretary-General condemns the attack on a girls’ school in the South-West Region of Cameroon by an armed group that took place on 11 February.

In Niger today, the Government and the humanitarian community jointly launched the country’s 2022 Humanitarian Response Plan and the Government's national plan to support vulnerable populations.

The UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) recently brought together leaders from 11 administrative areas in Tonj North, Warrap State, for a peace conference to help end intercommunal conflict which has plagued the region for three years.

Today is the one-month anniversary of the volcano and tsunami in Tonga.

A quick COVAX update for you, in fact, related to Haiti: Haiti received some 240,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines this week through the COVAX facility – some donated by the United States – bringing the total number of COVAX doses the country has received to more than one million. To date, nearly 100 million doses have been delivered to 33 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean alone through COVAX.

Today, we turn our eyes to Bishkek, because we thank our friends in Kyrgyzstan for their full payment of their budget dues in full, bringing us up to 56 Member States which have paid in full.

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