Haiti, Central Africa Republic, Extreme Weather & Other Topics – Daily Press Briefing (7 July 2021)

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United Nations published this video item, entitled “Haiti, Central Africa Republic, Extreme Weather & Other Topics – Daily Press Briefing (7 July 2021)” – below is their description.

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

Highlights:

– Haiti

– Secretary-General/COVID-19

– Extreme Weather

– Democratic Republic of the Congo

– Ethiopia

– Central Africa Republic

– Myanmar

– Child kidnappings/West and Central Africa

– Eswatini

– ECOSOC High-level Political Forum

– Senior Personnel Appointment

HAITI

We issued a statement a short while ago in which the Secretary-General condemns in the strongest terms the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse of the Republic of Haiti. The perpetrators of this crime must be brought to justice. The Secretary-General extends his deepest condolences to the people and Government of Haiti and the family of the late President.

The Secretary-General calls on all Haitians to preserve the constitutional order, remain united in the face of this abhorrent act and reject all violence. The United Nations will continue to stand with the Government and people of Haiti.

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

Our humanitarian colleagues tell us that the situation remains tense in Alindao, following cyclical armed violence in the past week.

Yesterday, in Bangui, the Humanitarian Coordinator for the UN, Denise Brown, strongly condemned the armed violence – compounded by serious violations of international humanitarian law – that has left at least two civilians dead. The violence has also displaced thousands of already displaced people, injuring a humanitarian worker, and leading to a significant reduction in humanitarian assistance in the city.

EXTREME WEATHER

Many parts of the world are experiencing unprecedented weather patterns. We’ve seen record heatwaves in Canada and the Pacific Northwest; wildfires in Europe and mudslides in Asia.

In a tweet, the Secretary-General said that all over the world natural disasters have become more frequent and more severe and that this means every country, city and industry needs to step up its climate action now.

The World Meteorological Organization said that the heatwave in Canada and the US had major impacts on people, animals and vegetation. It noted that so many records were broken in June regarding high temperatures that it was hard to keep track.

Full Highlights: https://www.un.org/sg/en/content/noon-briefing-highlight?date%5Bvalue%5D%5Bdate%5D=07%20July%202021

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