UN staff in Cox’s Bazar are monitoring Cyclone Fani’s movements very closely for any potential impact on what is the world’s largest refugee camp, agencies said on Friday. The cyclonic storm made landfall close to Puri, in eastern India, and it’s expected to reach the southwestern part of Bangladesh during Friday night. IOM Deputy Chief of Mission in Bangladesh, Manuel Pereira, spoke to UN News’s Alexandre Soares by phone, from Cox’s Bazar.
Marking World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, the United Nations sheds light on the plight of millions of children, women and men – especially migrants – who, every year, fall prey to traffickers across the world.
In Lao People’s Democratic Republic, commonly known as Laos, the UN is involved in an emergency relief operation after a huge dam breach on Monday released floodwater that destroyed entire villages. Speaking from Bangkok, IOM’s Chris Lom, told UN News’s how the agency aims to help in the worst-affected areas.