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Afghanistan, South Sudan, Ethiopia & other topics - Daily Press Briefing (13 September 2021)


The United Nations of Earth reporting on this issue: "Afghanistan, South Sudan, Ethiopia & other topics - Daily Press Briefing (13 September 2021)"
The topics: Noon briefing by Stephane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General  Highlights: - Senior personnel appointments. - Afghanistan. - Afghanistan/Humanitarian. - Deputy Secretary-General. - South Sudan. - Ethiopia. - COVAX. - Guest Tomorrow. AFGHANISTAN Turning to Afghanistan, as you know earlier today the Secretary-General spoke at the opening session of the High-Level Event on the Humanitarian Situation in Afghanistan. He stressed that the people of Afghanistan need a lifeline, and that now is the time for the international community to stand with them.  The Secretary-General said that, to continue our life-saving efforts in Afghanistan we need four things right away.   First, funding, urging support to the Flash Appeal for $606 million. The UN Central Emergency Response Fund has allocated $20 million to support the humanitarian operations in the country. SOUTH SUDAN  Our Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, wrapped up a four-day visit to South Sudan yesterday to encourage the implementation of the peace agreement.  He reiterated the support of UN peacekeepers and aid workers as South Sudan makes the difficult journey from war to peace. Mr. Lacroix stressed the need for parties to work together to increase momentum in the peace process to secure a durable peace.    ETHIOPIA  Moving to Ethiopia. The World Health Organization Logistics Hub in Dubai has now delivered 85 metric tons of life-saving medical supplies to Ethiopia. This was the largest single shipment of humanitarian cargo to date airlifted by our WHO colleagues and the Hub.  The supplies, including medicines, trauma and emergency surgery kits, consumables, equipment, and cholera kits, were flown by a charter flight donated by the United Arab Emirates, to whom we’re grateful, and that landed in Addis Ababa a few days ago and will address the urgent needs of more than 150,000 people.  Full Highlights: https://www.un.org/sg/en/content/noon-briefing-highlight?date%5Bvalue%5D%5Bdate%5D=13%20September%202021


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