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Daily Noon Briefing Highlights: Afghanistan

07 Jan 2022

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Smoke rises from the chimneys of houses in a camp for displaced people during a harsh winter in Afghanistan. © UNICEF/Siegfred Modola

Daily Noon Briefing Highlights – 7 January 2022

Afghanistan

OCHA and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said that on Tuesday, 11 January, at 11.30 a.m. Geneva time, two humanitarian appeals will be launched, one for Afghanistan and the other for the region. 

More than half of the Afghan population is in need of humanitarian assistance, and the crisis has also driven many people into neighbouring countries in waves over many years. 

The virtual event will be live streamed on UN Web TV. Martin Griffiths, the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, and Filippo Grandi, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, will speak at the event, which will also hear from the Asia Nansen Award winner Saleema Rehman, a doctor from Afghanistan.

Ahead of the event, there will be an embargoed hybrid press conference on Monday, 10 January, at 3.30 p.m. Geneva time, in which Mr. Griffiths and Mr. Grandi will participate.