Venezuelan Migrants & other topics - Daily Briefing (8 July 2019)


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Noon briefing by Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.
Daily Press Briefing:
- SG Travels
- Appointment
- DSG Travels
- Kashmir Report
- Yemen
- Mali and Car
- DRC: More Displacements
- Nigeria
- Venezuela
- UNODC Homicide
- Noon Briefing Guest
Secretary-General TRAVELS
The Secretary-General is traveling out of New York as we speak, and he is on the way to Nairobi, Kenya, where he is scheduled to speak at the opening session of the African Regional High-level Conference on Counter Terrorism and Prevention of Violent Extremism Conducive to Terrorism. While in Nairobi, he will meet with the President of Kenya and participate in a town hall meeting with youth involved in programs to prevent violent extremism.
Later this week, the Secretary-General will go to Mozambique to take stock of the recovery efforts in the areas impacted by cyclones Idai and Kenneth, which hit just a few weeks apart earlier this year. He will visit both the capital, Maputo, and the city of Beira, which is still recovering from the impact of the two cyclones.

As of today, the outbreak of cholera in Yemen has reached over 460,000 suspected cases this year, including approximately 200,000 children. This exceeds the 380,000 total suspected cases in all of 2018.
So far this year, 705 deaths have been recorded from suspected cholera – versus 75 deaths in the same period last year.
Recent flash flooding has accelerated the spread of cholera across the country, which has also been exacerbated by poor maintenance of waste management systems and lack of access to clean water for drinking or irrigation.
This year, the UN and partners are running nearly 1,200 cholera treatment facilities around the country. However, funding remains an urgent issue.
The Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan requires $4.2 billion to deliver humanitarian assistance to more than 20 million people this year. As of today, only 32% of those requirements have been met.
The UN Refugee Agency and the International Organization for Migration welcomed today the adoption of a road map to facilitate the integration of Venezuelan refugees and migrants to Latin American and Caribbean countries.
The road map was adopted during the 4th International Technical Meeting of the Quito Process, held in Argentina.
Eduardo Stein, the Joint UNHCR-IOM Special Representative for Venezuelan refugees and migrants said the continuing exodus of Venezuelans surpasses and exceeds the capacities and resources of governments in the region.

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