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

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    We live in a male-dominated society where discrimination against women and girls makes them vulnerable to violence. Gender equality is fundamental to preventing and ending gender-based violence.

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    In an era of technological miracles, we can and must meet people’s basic needs. More than half the global population lacks proper toilets and sanitation. Clean, hygienic facilities are essential to people’s dignity, and to public health.

  3. Nov 16
  4. Nov 16

    About to brief the Security Council on the humanitarian situation in . 📺➡️

  5. Nov 13
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    Nov 13

    The Special Envoy of the Secretary General for welcomes reports of reduction of hostilities in

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    الهيئة العامة للدفاع المدني والإسعاف توقع مذكرة تفاهم في مجال الإغاثة والشؤون الإنسانية.

  8. Nov 12

    Excited to be in the Sultanate of to sign a MoU on disaster preparedness with Major General Abdullah Al Harithi. Good discussions about how to strengthen partnership and cooperation in humanitarian assistance w/

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    As we mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, may we draw from its lessons and strengthen international cooperation to face the tests and threats of today and tomorrow.

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    Nov 9

    🏚️ Hardly any house was left standing 🌴 All the palm trees were broken off When Typhoon Haiyan devastated the our emergency responders were .

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    Nov 6

    *The 2018 is now live!* Read it online on our interactive platform at . To download the PDF and see a preview of the French, Spanish, and Arabic translations, visit !

  12. Nov 5

    3️⃣ challenges we must work on: 1) Work harder to change the behavior of combatants. 2) Shift from a reactive to a proactive approach to financing. 3) Invest in & implement more durable solutions for IDPs. ➡️ Solutions in my speech here:

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    Nov 5

    In our turbulent world, we need to find peaceful solutions for violent conflict, building on lessons from history & considering the needs of future generations. This is the goal of , which begins today. Find out how to get involved:

  14. Nov 5

    🌊 On , my thoughts are with the people of Indonesia and all who have suffered devastation & loss globally as a result of tsunamis. Early warning, disaster prevention and preparedness are key.

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    Nov 5
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    Tsunamis cannot be averted, but they can be predicted so people can escape. Early warning and disaster prevention and preparedness are paramount.

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    Nov 3

    losses over last 20 years: 251,770 deaths and US$280 billion economic losses (1998-2017). Compared with 998 deaths and US$2.7 billion in recorded losses from tsunamis over the previous 20 years (1978-1997)

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    Secretary-General welcomes delivery of humanitarian aid to 50,000 people Rukban camp near Syria-Jordan border, stresses need for continued, full, safe, sustained and unimpeded humanitarian access to all people in need in Syria

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    Nov 2

    No one can solve the 🌎's problems on their own - but when we work together we can make a difference.

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    Yemen stands on a precipice. The international community has a real opportunity to halt the senseless cycle of violence and to prevent an imminent catastrophe. The time to act is now.


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