The UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, appointed Amin Awad of Sudan as Assistant Secretary General to serve as the United Nations Crisis Coordinator for Ukraine.
The appointment by Guterres comes a few days after pleading Putin to put an end to what he had described as “the worst war of this century.”
Russia has been rapidly seizing territories in the Ukraine, while Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky while standing on a Kyiv street, vowed to defend the country.
Awad had served with the UNHCR as Director for the Bureau for the Middle East and North Africa and Director of Division of Emergency, Security and Supply.
The newly appointed Assistant Secretary General has served as a UNHCR –the organization he has been affiliated with since 1989– Representative in Sri Lanka, Regional Coordinator for the Iraq Operations and Humanitarian Coordinator, and Representative in North Macedonia.
He has served in the Middle East and the Commonwealth of Independent States, former Yugoslavia, South and South-West Asia, and Africa.