Top news of the day | Tuesday: Haiti, Gaza, Tajikistan, Ukraine

Главные новости дня | вторник: Гаити, Газа, Таджикистан, Украина

In the past few months, Haiti has seen a significant increase in serious crimes such as murder, kidnapping and rape. Top news of the day | Tuesday: Haiti, Gaza, Tajikistan, Ukraine UN

The main news of the day in the UN and in the world: the crisis in Haiti; delivery of aid to Gaza; WFP assistance to farmers in Tajikistan; support for the education sector in Ukraine.

Crisis in Haiti

The UN World Food Program (WFP) warned on Tuesday that Haiti is on the brink of famine and aid operations risk being “stalled” amid escalating violence. Prime Minister Ariel Henry resigned on Monday as armed gangs tightened their grip on the capital Port-au-Prince. Shortages of goods and resources are exacerbating Haiti’s already dire economic situation. The UN chief expressed gratitude to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and its partners for their efforts to resolve the political crisis in Haiti.

Aid to Gaza

For the first time in weeks, aid arrived in Gaza City. The delivered goods will be enough for 25 thousand people, the UN World Food Program (WFP) announced on Tuesday. UN officials on Tuesday also welcomed the news that a ship carrying 200 tonnes of humanitarian goods had left Cyprus for Gaza, but stressed that such transport would not replace aid deliveries along land corridors. WFP chief Cindy McCain warned yesterday that famine in Gaza is imminent and that it can only be avoided if aid is greatly increased.

Support for farmers in Tajikistan

In 2024 and 2025, the UN World Food Program (WFP) will provide financial support to 15 thousand families in Tajikistan. This was made possible thanks to $7 million in funding provided by the US Agency for International Development, WFP said. It is estimated that in 2023, about 1.5 million people in Tajikistan faced acute food shortages, and almost 50 thousand of them found themselves in dire situations. Residents of rural areas will receive assistance from WFP. They will be provided with funds and will help them provide themselves with income for the long term.

Education in Ukraine

The Ukrainian government and the UN-backed Education Cannot Wait initiative announced Tuesday an $18 million grant for a new multi-year program that will help more than 150,000 children in the hardest hit areas. regions of Ukraine to receive education. According to the latest data, at least 1.5 million internally displaced people in Ukraine are children. At the same time, as a result of the conflict, about 43,000 teachers were forced to leave their homes.


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