Afghanistan, Haiti, Pakistan & other topics – Daily Press Briefing (27 September 2022)

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Afghanistan, haiti, pakistan & other topics - daily press briefing (27 september 2022)

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Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.

Highlights:

– Senior personnel appointment

– Security Council/Afghanistan

– Security Council/Ukraine

– Black Sea Grain Initiative

– Haiti

– Cuba

– Pakistan

– Cabo Verde

– World Tourism Day

– Guest tomorrow

SECURITY COUNCIL/AFGHANISTAN

This morning, Markus Potzel, the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Afghanistan, briefed the Security Council on the situation in that country, warning that if the Taliban continue failing to uphold the rights of all Afghans and to engage constructively with the international community, the country’s future is uncertain, and fragmentation, isolation, poverty and internal conflict are likely scenarios.

HAITI

In Haiti, humanitarian colleagues are warning us that life-saving health services risk coming to a “standstill” due to the current crisis.

After almost two weeks of complete blockade of the country’s main fuel entry point, water distribution is seriously compromised, and health facilities are running dangerously low on fuel.

PAKISTAN

Turning to Pakistan, the outbreaks of vector-borne and water-borne diseases are a growing concern in Sindh and Balochistan provinces, where many districts remain inundated by floodwaters. 

The floods have also damaged nearly 1,500 health facilities across the country, including more than 300 refrigerators and solar power systems, which is disrupting vaccine cold chains.

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