United Nations published this video item, entitled “Lebanon, Myanmar, Ethiopia & other topics – Daily Press Briefing (12 July 2021)” – below is their description.
Noon briefing by Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.
– Food Systems Summit
– Biological Diversity
– Latin America/Covid-19
– Bosnia and Herzegovina
– World Population Day
The UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) in recent days has provided agricultural equipment, including water pumps, cisterns and trailers to local communities in south-eastern Lebanon. Those are part of two agricultural projects in the villages of Bani Hayyan and Bourj Al Malouke. The projects aim to improve the livelihoods of local residents during the ongoing socioeconomic crisis.
The World Food Programme said that a convoy of 50 trucks arrived in the Tigrayan capital of Mekelle today with 900 metric tons of food as well as other emergency supplies. However, WFP noted that double this number of trucks needs to be moving in every day to meet the vast humanitarian needs in the region.
With almost 4 million people in need of emergency food assistance in Tigray, WFP requires transporting more than 10,000 metric tons of food and 150,000 litres of fuel every week on behalf of the humanitarian sector.
This was the first humanitarian convoy to reach Tigray since WFP re-started operations in the Northwest on 2 July following fighting. Since then, it has provided 135,000 people with emergency food.
Across Ethiopia, WFP aims to reach 11.9 million people in 2021 with food, nutrition, cash support and activities to boost communities’ self-reliance and capacity to be food secure.
BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
Yesterday, the Secretary-General marked the anniversary of the massacres in Srebrenica, saying in a tweet that we will never forget the Srebrenica genocide.
He added that denial of genocide and war crimes, or the glorification of war criminals, are all unacceptable. The Secretary-General said that we must work for a peaceful future for all. We owe this to the victims, the survivors, and to all.
Ethiopia, in the Horn of Africa, is a rugged, landlocked country split by the Great Rift Valley. With archaeological finds dating back more than 3 million years, it’s a place of ancient culture. Among its important sites are Lalibela with its rock-cut Christian churches from the 12th–13th centuries. Aksum is the ruins of an ancient city with obelisks, tombs, castles and Our Lady Mary of Zion church.
Lebanon, officially known as the Lebanese Republic, is a country in the Levant region of Western Asia, and the transcontinental region of the Middle East.
The official language, Arabic, is the most common language spoken by the citizens of Lebanon. Its capital is Beirut.
Lebanon was a founding member of the United Nations in 1945 and is a member of the Arab League (1945), the Non-Aligned Movement (1961), Organisation of the Islamic Cooperation (1969), and the Organisation internationale de la francophonie (1973).
Myanmar (formerly Burma) is a Southeast Asian nation of more than 100 ethnic groups, bordering India, Bangladesh, China, Laos and Thailand. Yangon (formerly Rangoon), the country’s largest city, is home to bustling markets, numerous parks and lakes, and the towering, gilded Shwedagon Pagoda, which contains Buddhist relics and dates to the 6th century.
Bosnia and Herzegovina, sometimes called Bosnia–Herzegovina and often known informally as Bosnia, is a country in South and Southeast Europe, located within the Balkans. Sarajevo is the capital and largest city.
Bosnia and Herzegovina is bordered by Serbia to the east, Montenegro to the southeast, and Croatia to the north and southwest. It is not entirely landlocked; to the south it has a narrow coast on the Adriatic Sea, which is about 20 kilometres (12 miles) long and surrounds the town of Neum.
The inland Bosnia region has a moderate continental climate, with hot summers and cold, snowy winters. In the central and eastern interior of the country the geography is mountainous, in the northwest moderately hilly, and in the northeast predominantly flatland. The smaller southern region, Herzegovina, has a Mediterranean climate and mostly mountainous topography.