Secretary-General/Vaccine & other topics – Daily Briefing (4 June 2020)

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Highlights: – Secretary-General/Vaccine – Security Council – Security Council/Sudan – COVID/UN Peacekeeping – Mozambique – COVID-19/Eswatini – COVID/Bangladesh – COVID/Learners with Disabilities – Food Prices Index – Innocent Children Victims of Aggression – World Environment Day Full Highlights: https://www.un.org/sg/en/content/noon-briefing-highlight?date%5Bvalue%5D%5Bdate%5D=21%20April%202020

Can Bangladesh deal with mountains of COVID-19 medical waste?

Bangladesh was already struggling with poor medical waste management before the coronavirus pandemic. Now, it is at risk of being hit hard by what is being called a “sudden onslaught” of single-use medical plastic. Around 250 tonnes of medical waste was generated by hospitals last month, and sanitation workers often lack the protective gear to … Read more Can Bangladesh deal with mountains of COVID-19 medical waste?

Kemar Roach Best Bowling! | Best Wickets vs India, England, Sri Lanka & Bangladesh | Windies

The best of West Indies fast bowler Kemar Roach! His best wickets against Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, England and India! This is the official channel for the West Indies cricket team, providing all the latest highlights, interviews and features to keep you up to date with all things Windies. Subscribe to the channel here! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2MHTOXktfTK26aDKyQs3cQ?view_as=subscriber Find … Read more Kemar Roach Best Bowling! | Best Wickets vs India, England, Sri Lanka & Bangladesh | Windies

Is a coronavirus catastrophe looming for Rohingya refugees? | The Stream

Frequent handwashing and physical distancing are the pillars of efforts around the world to prevent the spread of coronavirus. But for hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees in southern Bangladesh who are now directly threatened by COVID-19, effectively practicing that advice is nigh on impossible, especially after Cyclone Amphan left the camps in Cox’s Bazar … Read more Is a coronavirus catastrophe looming for Rohingya refugees? | The Stream

Muslims Around the World Prepare to End Ramadan and Celebrate Eid-al-Fitr

Muslims from Bangladesh to the United Kingdom to the Ivory Coast are preparing for and celebrating Eid-al-Fitr, a day which marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2TwO8Gm QUICKTAKE ON SOCIAL: Follow QuickTake on Twitter: twitter.com/quicktake Like QuickTake on Facebook: facebook.com/quicktake Follow QuickTake on Instagram: instagram.com/quicktake Subscribe to … Read more Muslims Around the World Prepare to End Ramadan and Celebrate Eid-al-Fitr

Bangladesh struggles to aid cyclone-stricken communities

More than 90 people have been killed and tens of thousands left homeless after Cyclone Amphan slammed into coastal towns and cities in India and Bangladesh. Authorities are now working to help communities already stricken by the coronavirus, but are hampered by damaged power and communication lines. Al Jazeera’s Tanvir Chowdhury reports from Dhaka, Bangladesh’s … Read more Bangladesh struggles to aid cyclone-stricken communities

Covid-19 Solidarity & other topics – Daily Briefing (22 May 2020)

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Highlights: – Secretary-General/Eid Message – Programme Budget 2021 – Vaccination – Bangladesh – Senior Personnel Appointment – Mali – South America Appeal – Forests – Financing for Development SECRETARY-GENERAL/EID MESSAGE Today, the Secretary-General will give a virtual Eid Message at an interactive discussion with Member States representing the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. … Read more Covid-19 Solidarity & other topics – Daily Briefing (22 May 2020)

India PM visits areas devastated by cyclone

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has visited areas hardest hit by the region’s most powerful cyclone in decades. Modi surveyed the damage caused by Cyclone Amphan from the air – before announcing financial aid for affected regions. At least 96 people were killed when Amphan hit India and neighbouring Bangladesh. Authorities are struggling to restore … Read more India PM visits areas devastated by cyclone

Cyclone Amphan: more than 80 dead after storm lashed India and Bangladesh | ABC News

The eastern Indian city of Kolkata has been devastated by a powerful cyclone which has killed at least 84 people across India and Bangladesh. For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch more ABC News content on iview: https://ab.co/2OB7Mk1 Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ab.co/1svxLVE Go deeper on our ABC News In-depth … Read more Cyclone Amphan: more than 80 dead after storm lashed India and Bangladesh | ABC News

Cyclone Amphan batters India and Bangladesh

A deadly super-cyclone has hit parts of India and Bangladesh, destroying millions of homes. The eastern Indian city of Kolkata has been hit hard as aerial views show its airport flooded and hangars damaged. Coronavirus and social-distancing measures made mass evacuations more difficult, with shelters unable to be used to full capacity. #coronavirus #COVID19 SUBSCRIBE … Read more Cyclone Amphan batters India and Bangladesh

Verified initiative to combat COVID-19 misinformation & other topics – Daily Briefing (21 May 2020)

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Highlights: – Secretary-General/Asia-Pacific – Deputy Secretary-General/Labour – Deputy Secretary-General/Financing for Development – Deputy Secretary-General/BBC/Diversity – Protection of Civilians Report – Verified Initiative to Combat COVID-19 Misinformation – Economic and Social Council – Security Council/Somalia – Central African Republic – Syria – Yemen – Lebanon – Bangladesh … Read more Verified initiative to combat COVID-19 misinformation & other topics – Daily Briefing (21 May 2020)

Cyclone Amphan: India and Bangladesh clean up after devastation

Clean up operations have begun in India and Bangladesh after the most powerful cyclone to hit the Bay of Bengal in 20 years. Cyclone Amphan killed at least 84 people and destroyed thousands of homes. There are now concerns about the spread of coronavirus in emergency shelters where millions of people sought safety. Al Jazeera’s … Read more Cyclone Amphan: India and Bangladesh clean up after devastation

Cyclone Amphan Leaves Trail of Destruction in Kolkata, India

Cyclone Amphan battered the east Indian states of Odisha and West Bengal on May 20, leaving a path of destruction and at least a dozen people dead. A further eight people were reported to have died in neighboring Bangladesh. This footage shows debris and uprooted trees on Bidhan Sarani, a main road in Kolkata. In … Read more Cyclone Amphan Leaves Trail of Destruction in Kolkata, India

Amphan: Cyclone lashes India and Bangladesh – BBC News

The eastern Indian city of Kolkata has been devastated by a powerful cyclone which has killed at least 84 people across India and Bangladesh. Amphan made landfall on Wednesday, lashing coastal areas with ferocious wind and rain. The storm is weakening as it moves north into Bhutan. Thousands of trees were uprooted in the gales, … Read more Amphan: Cyclone lashes India and Bangladesh – BBC News

Millions Evacuated From India, Bangladesh as Cyclone Nears Making Landfall

Authorities in India and Bangladesh evacuated millions of people as Cyclone Amphan, the biggest cyclonic storm in 2 decades, made landfall. Amphan, now equivalent of a category 3 hurricane after weakening from category 5, crossed the coasts of India and Bangladesh on Wednesday, according to the India Meteorological Department. Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Ltd. has … Read more Millions Evacuated From India, Bangladesh as Cyclone Nears Making Landfall