UN Chief: Appeal for "global solidarity" to help millions hit by Irma
19.09.2017 08:02 "Agro Perspectiva" (Kyiv) —
As of yesterday, UN Secretary-General António Guterres was speaking at a high-level meeting of the new session of the UN General Assembly in New York, devoted to outlining ongoing relief efforts and highlighting the need to manage risk and build resilience, UN Radio reports.
As to the report, Guterres appealed for «global solidarity» on behalf of the millions affected by Hurricane Irma and other extreme weather events to come.
As to the report, leading representatives from the Small Island Developing States of the Caribbean said they had been worst impacted by the devastating hurricanes.
Reportedly, the Governor-General of Barbuda said that Irma had «forever changed» the landscape of the island, rendering it uninhabitable.
As to the report, UN Relief Chief Mark Lowcock said that a US$27 million Regional Response Plan was now in place to meet the needs of the region over the next three months, together with additional funds for Cuba.
Besides, US$10 million were released the day before from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), he said.