GENEVA / ALEPPO ACCESS

15-Dec-2016 00:02:46
Jan Egeland the special advisor for Syria said that UN monitors will be present at the request of Russia to assist the evacuation that is taking place from the remaining enclave that is controlled by armed opposition groups. UNTV CH
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STORY: GENEVA / ALEPPO ACCESS
TRT: 2:46
SOURCE: UNTV CH
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 15 DECEMBER 2016 GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
SHOTLIST
1. Wide shot, exterior, Palais des Nations
2. Wide shot, Jan Egeland at podium
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Jan Egeland, Special Advisor to the United Nations Special Envoy for Syria:
“We were invited this morning to monitor, assist the evacuation that will take place from the remaining enclave that is controlled by armed opposition groups. It is a three prong evacuation; it is a medical evacuation of wounded and sick. It is an evacuation of vulnerable civilians and it is an evacuation of fighters."
4. Med shot, journalists
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Jan Egeland, Special Advisor to the United Nations Special Envoy for Syria:
“We have had five major initiatives to bring relieve to the besieged part of east Aleppo and to evacuate wounded and civilians from east Aleppo. They have all failed, we do hope that today we see the start of a last and successful attempt of evacuations of that troubled city."
6. Close up, journalist
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Jan Egeland, Special Advisor to the United Nations Special Envoy for Syria:
“We stand ready to accompany those who are being evacuated, not only from east Aleppo but all the way to Idlib that is controlled by armed opposition groups that will be the destination of most of the people evacuated."
8. Close up, journalist
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Jan Egeland, Special Advisor to the United Nations Special Envoy for Syria:
“It took 4, 000 years to build Aleppo, hundreds of generations. One generation managed to tear it down in 4 years. Aleppo for 3, 000 years gave to world civilizations and world civilization was not there to assist the people of Aleppo or when they needed us the most."
10. Close up, journalist
11. SOUNDBITE (English) Jan Egeland, Special Advisor to the United Nations Special Envoy for Syria:
“There are 700,000 people in 15 besieged areas beyond east Aleppo and they are the symbol of this lack of presence, lack of protection. All of the parties on the ground are guilty of blocking access for international humanitarian workers”.
12.Med shot, journalists
STORYLINE
Jan Egeland the special advisor to the United Nations (UN) Special envoy for Syria, said that UN monitors will be present at the request of Russia to assist the evacuation that is taking place from the remaining enclave that is controlled by armed opposition groups.

Egeland told reporters today (15 Dec) in Geneva that civilians may finally be able to leave the last opposition-held areas of east Aleppo. He said that “we have had five major initiatives to bring relieve to the besieged part of east Aleppo and to evacuate wounded and civilians from east Aleppo. They have all failed, we do hope that today we see the start of a last and successful attempt of evacuations of that troubled city."

Egeland said that “we stand ready to accompany those who are being evacuated not only from east Aleppo, but all the way to Idlib, that is controlled by armed opposition groups, that will be the destination of most of the people.”

Outlining the deal, he said that the operation would involve the evacuation of the wounded and sick, other vulnerable civilians and fighters. Russia, he continued, had confirmed that the process would be “swift, un-bureaucratic” and “non-intrusive”, and that “no harm will meet those who are evacuated."

While opposition-held Idlib is the expected destination for most of the evacuees, Egeland said that the UN would also help people get to Turkey if they wished.
To date, the UN has not been able to gain access to the many thousands of people who are still believed to be in the last remaining parts of opposition-held east Aleppo. But the organization and its partners are assisting some 50,000 people who’ve made it to government-controlled areas of the city, after fleeing the war zone and fast-shifting front line.

Outside Aleppo, conditions remain terrible for three quarters of a million people, trapped in 15 besieged areas, Egeland said. “There are 700,000 people in 15 besieged areas beyond east Aleppo and they are the symbol of this lack of presence, lack of protection. All of the parties on the ground are guilty of blocking access for international humanitarian workers”.

Referring to them as the symbol of the near-six year war, he blamed all parties to the conflict for blocking aid deliveries. In December, he said, not a single supply convoy had completed its work.

Egeland added that if the situation is bad in opposition-besieged Homs, Foah and Kafraya, it’s also terrible in government-blockaded Madaya, where there is no healthcare and a “steady loss of life”.
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