Lebanon, Central African Republic, Afghanistan & Other Topics – Daily Press Briefing (4 August 2021)

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Noon briefing by Stephane Dujarric, Spokesperson for Secretary-general

Highlights:

– Lebanon

– UNIFIL

– Central African Republic

– Afghanistan

– Afghanistan/Children

– Security Council

– Yemen

– COVID-19

– Financial Contribution

Lebanon

The Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed, spoke this morning by video conference to the international conference in support of the Lebanese people, which takes place one year since the tragic explosion at the port of Beirut left some 200 people dead and thousands more displaced.

Speaking on behalf of the Secretary-General, she said that twelve months on, our thoughts are with the families of the victims and the survivors, and all those affected. We continue to reiterate the need for an impartial, thorough and transparent investigation into the explosion, she added.

Central African Republic

A report today by the United Nations details the dire and worsening human rights situation over the past year in the country, where armed groups carried out a violent bid to disrupt elections. In response, the country’s defense and security forces launched military operations to retake territory from them.

Afghanistan

We are deeply concerned about the safety and protection of people in Lashkargah, in the south, where tens of thousands of people could be trapped by fighting.

Our humanitarian colleagues also tell us that in Helmand and Kandahar there are reports of increased civilian casualties, destruction or damage to civilian houses as well as to critical infrastructure, including hospitals. Hospitals and health workers are becoming overwhelmed by the number of wounded people.

Full Highlights: https://www.un.org/sg/en/content/noon-briefing-highlight?date%5Bvalue%5D%5Bdate%5D=04%20August%202021

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