UN / UKRAINE FOUR YEARS

11-Aug-2017 00:00:52
The UN spokesperson said today in New York that with the conflict in Ukraine entering its fourth year, “the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said today that nearly 1.6 million Ukrainians are internally displaced and struggle to find safety, adequate housing and access to employment.” UNIFEED
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STORY: UN / UKRAINE FOUR YEARS
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DATELINE: 11 AUGUST 2017, NEW YORK CITY
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FILE - NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, UNHQ exterior

11 AUGUST 2017, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, Spokesperson at podium
3. Cutaway, reporters
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the United Nations Secretary-General:
“With the conflict in Ukraine entering its fourth year, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said today that nearly1.6 million Ukrainians are internally displaced and struggle to find safety, adequate housing and access to employment. UNCHR says it is concerned for the safety and security of nearly 800,000 people living near the Line of Contact in Donetsk and Luhansk in eastern Ukraine. The agency also is concerned about the difficulties for civilian movement crossing the dividing line in the east, resulting in limited access to basic services such as drinking water and medical care.”
5. Wide shot, press room
STORYLINE
The UN spokesperson said today in New York that with the conflict in Ukraine entering its fourth year, “the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said today that nearly 1.6 million Ukrainians are internally displaced and struggle to find safety, adequate housing and access to employment.”

UNCHR also said it is concerned for the safety and security of nearly 800,000 people living near the Line of Contact in Donetsk and Luhansk in eastern Ukraine.

The agency also is concerned about “the difficulties for civilian movement crossing the dividing line in the east, resulting in limited access to basic services such as drinking water and medical care.”

Sporadic exchanges of fire in areas near the line of contact in East Ukraine continue to damage civilian infrastructure, leading to new humanitarian needs and creating risks of displacement. Safety and security remain major concerns for nearly 800,000 people living near the Line of Contact in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions in the country’s East.

In June this year, the State Border Guard Service (SBGS) of Ukraine recorded more than 1.1 million crossings of the dividing line in eastern Ukraine. UNHCR is concerned about difficulties regarding freedom of movement of civilians, particularly while crossing the conflict line. There are frequently long queues and subsequent delays at checkpoints. Those waiting to cross have limited access to basic services, such as drinking water, latrines, weather shelters and medical care.
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