UN / GAZA HUMANITARIAN UPDATE

13-Jul-2017 00:01:30
The United Nations (UN) warned that lack of power could have “catastrophic consequences” on the provision of basic services to Gaza’s residents and called upon all the parties to put the welfare of Gaza’s people "first and foremost" and to take the “necessary measures to avoid further suffering.” UNIFEED
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STORY: UN / GAZA HUMANITARIAN UPDATE
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DATELINE: 13 JULY 2017, NEW YORK CITY / FILE
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FILE – RECENT, NEW YORK CITY

1. Tilt up, exterior United Nations headquarters

13 JULY 2017, NEW YORK CITY

2. Various shots, UN spokesperson arriving
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the United Nations Secretary-General:
“Our humanitarian colleagues there report that the Gaza Power Plant had to shut down operations again yesterday after it ran out of fuel. Power in some areas of Gaza is now available for only two hours per day. The energy crisis, resulting primarily from a Palestinian dispute since April, adds to the vulnerability of the two million people who live in the Gaza strip.”
4. Med shot, reporters
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the United Nations Secretary-General:
“On 3 July, OCHA launched an appeal for $25 million to address the urgent needs to prevent the collapse of vital life-saving, health, water, sanitation and municipal services. The UN humanitarian fund released another $360,000 on 6 July to contend with emergency power needs.”
6. Wide shot, spokesperson speaking at podium
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the United Nations Secretary-General:
“The UN warns that lack of power could have catastrophic consequences on the provision of basic services to Gaza’s residents. The UN calls upon all the parties to put the welfare of Gaza’s people first and foremost and to take the necessary measures to avoid further suffering.”
8. Various shots, presser
STORYLINE
The United Nations (UN) warned that lack of power could have “catastrophic consequences” on the provision of basic services to Gaza’s residents and called upon all the parties to put the welfare of Gaza’s people "first and foremost" and to take the “necessary measures to avoid further suffering.”

Speaking today (13 Jul) to reporters in New York, UN spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric said “our humanitarian colleagues there report that the Gaza Power Plant had to shut down operations again yesterday after it ran out of fuel.”

He added that power in some areas of Gaza were now available for only two hours per day. The energy crisis, resulting primarily from a Palestinian dispute since April, adds to the vulnerability of the two million people who live in the Gaza strip.

On 3 July, OCHA launched an appeal for $25 million to address the urgent needs to prevent the collapse of vital life-saving, health, water, sanitation and municipal services. The UN humanitarian fund released another $360,000 on 6 July to contend with emergency power needs.

The UN spokesperson also read a press statement issued by the Quartet Envoys who met in Jerusalem, which stated “on 13 July, the Envoys expressed serious concern over the worsening humanitarian situation in Gaza and discussed current efforts to resolve the crisis. The Envoys from the Russian Federation, the United States, the European Union and the United Nations agreed to meet again and to continue their regular engagement with Israelis and Palestinians, and key regional stakeholders.”
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