Afghanistan, Libya, Sudan & other topics – Daily Press Briefing (3 Sept 2021)

Noon briefing by Stephane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.

– Secretary-General/ Presser
– Afghanistan
– Afghanistan/Humanitarian Update
– Libya
– Trip Announcement
– Sudan
– Haiti
– Air Quality
– Noon Briefing Guest/Tuesday

The Secretary-General is grateful for the generosity of Member States – including, Denmark, Kazakhstan, North Macedonia, Pakistan, Poland, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and the United States — who have made available facilities and arrangements in support of continuing UN operations in Afghanistan.
With their offers and commitments, they have made a great contribution to the safety and security, operational delivery, and overall continuity of UN activities.

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) today expressed grave concern about ongoing armed clashes, including the alleged use of indirect fire, in Salaheddine, a densely populated area in the capital Tripoli.
UNSMIL calls for the immediate cessation of hostilities and calls on all parties to exercise maximum restraint and reminds all parties to this conflict of their obligations under international humanitarian law to support the protection of civilians and civilian infrastructure.

The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) today said that more than 88,000 people in 13 of the 18 states in Sudan have been directly impacted by floods since the rainy season started in July.
Humanitarian partners are conducting needs assessments and verification of people affected and have started delivering life-saving humanitarian assistance. They are also using prepositioned supplies in Gedaref, West Darfur, South Darfur and North Kordofan state.
As of Wednesday, two days ago, a total of 4,800 homes were destroyed, another 12,780 homes were damaged, and public infrastructure facilities and farmlands have been impacted. Heavy rains are expected to intensify across most of the country this week, driving more flooding, particularly in the eastern, central and western regions.

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