Chad, Libya, Yemen & other topics – Daily Briefing (20 April 2021)

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

    Highlights:

    – Secretary-General / Chad

    – Chad / Humanitarian Situation

    – Libya

    – Yemen

    – Myanmar

    – Central African Republic

    – Cabo Verde  

    – Venezuela

    – Venezuelan Refugee

    – Covax

    – UN Economic and Social Council / Vaccine For All

    – Chinese Language Day

    – Financial Contribuation

    SECRETARY-GENERAL/CHAD

    The Secretary-General is deeply saddened to hear about the passing of President Idriss Déby Itno of Chad this morning. He expresses his deepest condolences to President Déby Itno´s family, as well as to the people and the Government of Chad.

    CHAD/HUMANITARIAN SITUATION

    In Chad, the situation is characterized by growing humanitarian needs linked to the conflict in the Lake Chad Basin, as well as the effects of climate change. The UN, along with its partners, is continuing operations in the country to assist impacted communities. 

    The humanitarian response plan for Chad is seeking $ 617 million this year. To date, it is only 6 per cent funded.  The UN urges the international community to provide financial support to meet the needs of people in need. 

    From January to September last year, the UN reached at least 2.2 million people with humanitarian assistance in the country.

    LIBYA

    Earlier this morning, the Secretary-General participated virtually in a meeting of the Libya Quartet, which brings together the UN, the African Union, the European Union and the League of Arab States. 

    In an interactive session, he made clear that after years of violence and suffering, there is a window of opportunity in Libya, but urgent and immediate actions are needed to make use of this window.  

    The parties of the Quartet are expected to issue a joint communiqué later this afternoon.

    Full Highlights: https://www.un.org/sg/en/content/noon-briefing-highlight?date%5Bvalue%5D%5Bdate%5D=20%20April%202021

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