News in Brief 16 February 2023
- Guterres leads call to extend education to kids in emergencies
- $84 million appeal launched to address migrant flows to Yemen: IOM
- UN chief launches $1 billion humanitarian appeal for Türkiye
Almost a year since the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine, the UN appealed on Wednesday for $5.6 billion to help millions of people affected inside the war-torn country and beyond.
In a $1.4 billion appeal launched on Thursday, the UN migration organization IOM and the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, warned that the pandemic has strained the capacity of Latin American and Caribbean countries to look after Venezuelan nationals.
The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) heard strong appeals on Tuesday for more funds to be steered into the UN’s COVID-19 Global Humanitarian Response Plan, as it opened its annual Humanitarian Affairs Segment – the first to be held via video-teleconference.
The momentum to reach a political settlement in Yemen “has been building”, the United Nations Special Envoy to the country told the Security Council on Friday, attributing the positive development to compromises on “a range of issues”.
UN Agencies and their partners are appealing for $263 million to provide humanitarian assistance to vulnerable people in Mali.
Mbaranga Gasarabwe, the Resident Coordinator at UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), spoke with Fatima Mendez about the 2018 Humanitarian Response Plan.