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A woman suffering from cholera is treated at a hospital in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
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‘Haitians are coming together to tackle the cholera crisis’: A UN Resident Coordinator Blog

Haitians are coming together to tackle the recent outbreak of cholera in the country, says the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in the country. Ulrika Richardson, the most senior UN humanitarian official in Haiti, visited a number of cholera treatment centres in the country’s capital, Port-au-Prince, where she met medical staff treating patients with the disease.

Online classes in Bosnia (file)
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Reimagining education in Bosnia and Herzegovina: A Resident Coordinator Blog

As the Transforming Education Summit kicks off on Friday, during the opening week of the 77th UN General Assembly session in New York, Ingrid Macdonald, the UN Resident Coordinator in Bosnia-Herzegovina, reflects on the important progress that the United Nations has made in supporting the authorities efforts to advance more equitable and inclusive education across the country. 

Women attend literacy courses at the local school in Umm al Khairat, East Darfur, Sudan.
PBF Secretariat in Sudan

Strengthening Sudan’s fragile peace: A Resident Coordinator Blog

The killing of protestors by security services during large-scale demonstrations in Sudan’s capital Khartoum in June underscores the ongoing political tensions in the country. Against this backdrop, the UN is committed to sustain and build peace in Sudan, say UN Resident Coordinator Khardiata Lo Ndiaye, and Elizabeth Spehar, Assistant Secretary-General for Peacebuilding Support.

UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator Bruno Lemarquis visits DR Congo in early March 2022.

‘Common game plan’ needed to address DR Congo displacement crisis: A Resident Coordinator blog

Over the last 10 years, the number of people around the world who have been forced to flee their homes and become displaced in their own countries, has more than doubled. In the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the increase in internally displaced persons (IDPs) has been particularly stark, as Resident Coordinator Bruno Lemarquis, the senior UN official there, explains.

Demonstrators voice their grievances against the Sri Lankan government at a protest in London, UK in May 2022.
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Human rights must be at heart of solution to Sri Lanka crisis : A UN Resident Coordinator blog

The severe economic crisis in Sri Lanka shows no signs of ending any time soon, with the country’s newly installed Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, warning of more difficult days ahead. Hanaa Singer-Hamdy, the most senior UN official in Sri Lanka, told UN News that, amid violent protests and the imposition of a state of emergency, any solution must involve a robust democracy and respect for human rights.