The official Twitter account of Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock

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Joined January 2015
Congratulations to Martin Griffiths on being appointed as the 14th Emergency Relief Coordinator! I look forward to handing over the reins to you in the coming weeks. I know the humanitarian agencies of the IASC will thrive under your coordination.
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Mark Lowcock retweeted
Famine is looming in Yemen. Tune in now for a briefing on the humanitarian situation in the country. 🕙 10.30 AM EDT 🔗 bit.ly/3y88s5J #FightFamine
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I join @unicefchief in strongly condemning this horrific attack in Afghanistan. Civilians, children are #NotATarget.
#UNICEF strongly condemns the horrific attack earlier 2day near the Sayed Ul-Shuhada high #school, in #Kabul.The attack claimed the lives of dozens of schoolchildren, mostly #girls,& severely injured many more,”states @unicefchief,Henrietta H. Fore. Read: uni.cf/3esYZhi
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Thanks, @Sarah_Montague for taking the time to speak about the threat of non-state armed groups, including ISIL, to humanitarian operations in the Sahel @BBCWorldatOne (Segment begins at minute 19) bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000vq…
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Mark Lowcock retweeted
Tune in TODAY for a briefing on the humanitarian situation in #SouthSudan, where people are facing their highest levels of hunger since independence 10 years ago. 🕔 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm I Juba 🇸🇸 🕕 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm I Nairobi 🇰🇪 ➡️ webtv.un.org #SavingLives #SSOT
Conflict, displacement, flooding, loss of livelihoods, COVID-19 have created urgent humanitarian needs in South Sudan. Tune in for a briefing on the situation in the country: 📅: 6 May 🕚: 11am EDT 🔗 webtv.un.org
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The UN released $65M for the humanitarian response in Ethiopia, where more than 16 million people need humanitarian assistance, including at least 4.5 million in Tigray. But humanitarian organizations need much more funding + safe and unfettered access. unocha.org/story/un-releases…
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Mark Lowcock retweeted
At 40%, the gap between humanitarian funding available and what is needed has never been greater, warns @UNReliefChief Mark Lowcock. Catch up on our conversation on the climate crisis and growing humanitarian need from last week: buff.ly/3ujm9wg
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Famine is again threatening Yemen. If we don't act now, hundreds of thousands of children could die. Thanks @ChrisMurphyCT for highlighting this humanitarian catastrophe with me today. We need governments to step up and help us avert famine now. pscp.tv/w/c1mbSzFXZ0VnQmxwV0…
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Mark Lowcock retweeted
Tune in here: Today at 12:30 ET I'm hosting a conversation with @UNReliefChief Mark Lowcock about the humanitarian crisis in Yemen and the need for donor countries to step up their contributions. If we fail, 2 million children in Yemen could face starvation.
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Mark Lowcock retweeted
🤖Artificial intelligence 🛩️Drones 👣Biometrics Technologies can enable faster & more effective humanitarian action. Join the conversation on how to realize the digital promise in the humanitarian sector: mailchi.mp/un/humanitarian-t… 📅: 29 April 🕚 11 AM EDT
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Global inequalities are growing, and the #ClimateEmergency is making that worse. We need urgent and bold climate action. Today, at @ODI_Global discussion, I shared ideas for action to support the hardest hit communities: reliefweb.int/report/world/r…
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Today I briefed the @UN Security Council on the humanitarian situation in Syria, specifically on these points: 1️⃣COVID 2️⃣economic crisis 3️⃣protection of civilians 4️⃣humanitarian access 5️⃣humanitarian aid across Syria Here are my remarks: reliefweb.int/node/3733984
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The world has a robust legal framework governing parties’ behaviour in war. We have a growing body of good practice to put it into motion. What we need now is the political will to respect the rules and do the right thing. reliefweb.int/node/3733608
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