Lebanon, Myanmar, Ethiopia & other topics – Daily Press Briefing (12 July 2021)

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.

Highlights:

– Food Systems Summit  

– Ethiopia 

– Biological Diversity 

– ECOSOC 

– Latin America/Covid-19 

– Myanmar 

– Lebanon  

– Bosnia and Herzegovina 

– World Population Day 

LEBANON  

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. 

ETHIOPIA 

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. 

 

Full Highlights: https://www.un.org/sg/en/content/noon-briefing-highlight?date%5Bvalue%5D%5Bdate%5D=12%20July%202021

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