Urging Joint Action for Tackling Lake Chad Basin Crisis, Deputy Secretary-General Calls on Partners at High-Level Event to Make It an Example of New Approach

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson’s remarks to the high-level event on the humanitarian crisis in the Lake Chad Basin, “A turning point?”, in New York, today:

Thank you for being here today to sound the alarm for millions of people caught up in hunger, conflict and horrific human rights abuses in the Lake Chad Basin.  This is one of the worst crises in today’s troubled world.  Still regrettably, it has struggled for the world’s attention.  This high-level event is a sign that we want to focus attention on the Lake Chad Basin.

Across the Lake Chad Basin, over 9 million

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Deputy Secretary-General calls on development partners to boost aid for Lake Chad Basin

23 September 2016 – More support from donors is urgently needed to expand efforts seeking to improve the lives of those affected by the humanitarian crisis in the Lake Chad Basin region, the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General said today, imploring the international community to rally behind a new call for action.

&#8220The crimes taking place in the Lake Chad Basin are tearing the social fabric in ways that could take generations to repair unless we get active now,&#8221 said UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson at a high-level meeting at UN Headquarters in New York this morning on the

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Africa: Remarks at the 9th Annual Ministerial on the Responsibility to Protect

Remarks at the 9th Annual Ministerial on the Responsibility to Protect RemarksSarah SewallUnder Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights  New York City September 21, 2016 Good afternoon. Thank you to the governments ...

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Urging Joint Action for Tackling Lake Chad Basin Crisis, Deputy Secretary-General Calls on Partners at High-Level Event to Make It an Example of New Approach

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson's remarks to the high-level event on the humanitarian crisis in the Lake Chad Basin, "A turning point?", in New York, today:Thank you for being here today to sound the alarm for millions of people ...

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South Africa/Cameroon: SA’s Makalima Off to Cameroon for Elite Women’s Course

South African woman referee Akhona Zennith Makalima has been selected to participate in the Elite A CAF Women Course in Cameroon.Makalima is among the top 47 top female referees who have been selected by CAF from various African countries which include...

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Deputy Secretary-General calls on development partners to boost aid for Lake Chad Basin

More support from donors is urgently needed to expand efforts seeking to improve the lives of those affected by the humanitarian crisis in the Lake Chad Basin region, the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General said today, imploring the international c...

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