Ursula Mueller

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Climate change adding to Djibouti malnutrition crisis: UN humanitarian chief

During a three-day mission to Djibouti, Ursula Mueller, the UN’s Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, saw for herself the huge impact that extreme weather events, such as floods and droughts, are having on the country.

On Friday, the last day of the visit, Ms. Mueller spoke with Saviano Abreu, from the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) about the many humanitarian challenges facing the people of Djibouti.

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South-South cooperation shows leadership in collaboration

An increasing number of countries in the southern hemisphere are contributing to global humanitarian efforts, which the UN Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator considers an “encouraging” development.

Ursula Mueller is in Antalya, Turkey, this week for a global conference on how these nations are supporting each other: a process known as south-south cooperation.

Maoqi Li asked Ms Mueller about this partnership and about Turkey’s role in the response to the ongoing crisis in neighbouring Syria.

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Up to 50,000 civilians trapped in Raqqa with “no way out”: OCHA

Up to 50,000 civilians remain trapped in the former Daesh, or ISIL, terrorist stronghold of Raqqa, with “no way for them to get out.”

That’s the chilling assessment of the Assistant Secretary-General for the UN humanitarian affairs office, OCHA, briefing the Security Council on latest developments in Syria.

Matt Wells has more on Thursday's meeting.

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