Humanitarian situation in Bahamas & other topics - Daily Briefing (11 September 2019)


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Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General.
- Iraq
- Cameroon SG Statement
- Bahamas
- CAR Displacements
- South Sudan
- Education in Europe Schools for refugee/migrant children
- Noon Briefing guests
- Religious sites
- Financial Contribution
We issued a statement on Iraq saying that the Secretary-General learned with deep sorrow of the loss of life and injuries that occurred near the Imam Hussein shrine in Karbala, in Iraq.
A large number of worshippers were present on the site to commemorate Ashura, including nationals from Iraq and other countries. The Secretary-General expresses his deepest sympathies to the families of the deceased and wishes a speedy recovery for the injured. The United Nations stands ready to support the Government in dealing with this tragedy.

Cameroon SG Statement  
We issued a statement welcoming the announcement made by President Paul Biya of Cameroon on the launch of a national dialogue process in the country. The Secretary-General encourages the Government of Cameroon to ensure that the process is inclusive and addresses the challenges facing the country. He calls on all Cameroonian stakeholders, including the Diaspora, to participate in the effort. The Secretary-General also reiterated the readiness of the United Nations to support the dialogue process.

In the Bahamas, our humanitarian colleagues continue to work with the government to identify the most urgent needs to provide support those impacted by Hurricane Dorian.
The World Food Programme today sent two vessels with humanitarian cargo to Marsh Harbour, in Abaco Island. The ships offloaded 13,800 individual ready-to-eat meals and relief material from WFP and its partners including the World Health Organization and the UN Migration Agency.
WFP also said it distributed over 1,500 ready-to-eat meals to people in the hard-to-reach areas in Little Abaco.
For its part, the UN Development Programme has released an initial $200,000 emergency funding grant to support with debris and waste management; housing and building damage assessments and the national recovery strategy.
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