PRESS STATEMENT BY SECURITY COUNCIL PRESIDENT ON UNITED NATIONS
CONSOLIDATED INTER-AGENCY APPEALS
Following is today’s press statement on the United Nations Consolidated Inter-Agency Appeals by Mignonette Patricia Durrant (Jamaica), President of the Security Council:
Members of the Security Council urge all States to give generously to the United Nations Consolidated Inter-Agency Appeals which seek $2.5 billion to assist and protect more than 33 million conflict-affected civilians.
Members of the Council recognize that gaining access to vulnerable populations and the increasing need to engage with armed groups is one of the key challenges facing humanitarian agencies. The Council acknowledges that too often access is sporadically granted or even bluntly denied.
Members of the Security Council call on all Member States to respect the recognized rules of international humanitarian law, and to facilitate the work of aid agencies wishing to gain access to vulnerable populations and help secure the safety of displaced and refugee populations.
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