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OCHA: Daily Noon Highlights, Ukraine
05 de abril de 2022

The UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator(RCHC) Osnat Lubrani issued a statement expressing devastation over the images of people who have been killed and subject to horrific violence in Bucha, Irpin, and Hostomel near Kyiv, and in other parts of Ukraine.  She echoed the call by UN Secretary-General António Guterres for an immediate ceasefire and an independent investigation leading to effective accountability. 

 RCHC Lubrani said that the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine is trying to visit these locations without delay, adding that the UN in the country is also closely monitoring attacks on schools, hospitals and other civilian infrastructure.

The UN and our humanitarian partners reiterates our call on all parties to the conflict to comply with their obligations under international humanitarian law and protect civilians and civilian infrastructure.

As of 31 March, UN agencies and humanitarian partners have reached more than 1.4 million people with critical multisectoral assistance. Before the last developments and since 24 February, the UN Human Rights Commission had already recorded over 3,520 civilian casualties in Ukraine, including approximately 1,430 people killed, more than 120 of them children. The real numbers are probably much higher as reports received from some locations where intense hostilities have taken place are yet to be verified.

RCHC Lubrani’s full statement is online.

We have received nearly US$20 million more over the last few days, which will be used by humanitarians in Ukraine to continue their work to alleviate the suffering of millions of people. So far, 53 per cent of the $1.1 billion requested in the Humanitarian Flash Appeal has been made available.

Under-Secretary-General and Emergency Relief Coordinator (USG/ERC) Martin Griffiths had several high-level meetings in Moscow today with Russian Government officials, including Foreign Minister Lavrov.

As instructed by the UN Secretary-General, USG/ERC Griffiths’ meetings are taking place to explore the possible agreements and arrangements for a humanitarian ceasefire in Ukraine with parties to the conflict.

The visit serves a humanitarian purpose to ensure civilians in the conflict are protected and have access to relief.

Tomorrow ( onTuesday) the USG/ERC will brief the Security Council on Ukraine, alongside Secretary-General Guterres and Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Rosemary DiCarlo.

He then hopes to travel to Ukraine. USG/ERC Griffiths remain in constant contact with authorities in Kyiv.