A recap of Monday's stories: UN chief urges more action from G7 leaders to tackle 'climate emergency'; WFP official visits camp for displaced in Central African Republic, UN refugee agency calls on Greece to keep young migrants safe after deadly incident at Lesvos reception centre; and Security Council considers work of AU-UN Mission in Sudan's Darfur region.
UN food relief agency calls for additional funding in Central African Republic
World Food Programme (WFP) Spokesperson Herve Verhoosel, visited a food distribution site in the Elevages internally displaced refugee camp in Bambari, Central African Republic (CAR).
During his visit to the camp, Mr. Verhoosel said that multiple generations in each family now share a small habitation and that without the agency's support, they would not know where their next meal would come from.
Looking at the bigger picture in the country, almost three million people in CAR require humanitarian assistance?� nearly two in every three people � ranking it the third largest humanitarian crisis in the world, after Yemen and Syria, to the proportion of the total population in need of humanitarian assistance. The agency warned that a further $35.5 million is needed by end of the year, to achieve its target of more than doubling its support across CAR by December 2020
The UN has appealed to the authorities in Greece to do more to keep young migrants safe, after a 15-year-old Afghan boy died from knife wounds at an overcrowded shelter on Sunday evening.
In a statement, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said that two other boys were also injured in a fight at Moria reception centre on Lesvos island.
In an appeal to the Greek authorities for urgent measures, the agency's Representative in Greece, Philippe Leclerc, called for refugee and migrant children to be moved to a safe place, and to end the overcrowding in Lesvos and on other Greek islands. Frustration and tensions can easily boil over in Moria, the agency warned, noting that the centre hosts over 8,500 refugees and migrants � four times its capacity.
The establishment of a new transitional Government in Khartoum on 17 August creates an opportunity to restore long-term stability to Darfur, senior United Nations and the African Union officials told the Security Council today, as the two organizations considered the future of their joint mission in that western region of Sudan.
With the security situation in Darfur still largely unchanged, intermittent clashes between the Sudanese Armed Forces/Rapid Support Forces and the Sudan Liberation Army/Abdul Wahid faction continue in Jebel Marra, the Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations told members.
However, the positive developments in Khartoum could mean revisiting the timeline for resuming the drawdown of the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID), he added.
Both the African Union and Sudanese interlocutors, he continued, have proposed convening a meeting of the Tripartite Mechanism on the margins of the upcoming General Assembly to further discuss future African Union-United Nations engagement in Darfur. This is an opportunity to put a definitive end to the conflict in Darfur, he declared.
Source: UN News Centre