UN / CARIBBEAN HURRICANES UPDATE

05-Oct-2017 00:00:50
Ahead of the Secretary-General’s visit to the Caribbean this weekend, a UN spokesperson today told reporters in New York that UN Agencies and their partners in Dominica have scaled up the relief operation dramatically as access improves across the island. UNIFEED
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STORY: UN / CARIBBEAN HURRICANES UPDATE
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SOURCE: UNIFEED
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LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 05 OCTOBER 2017, NEW YORK CITY / RECENT
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RECENT – NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, UNHQ exterior

05 OCTOBER 2017, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, spokesperson at the press room
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“The World Food Programme has distributed some 70 metric tons of food, covering about half the population of Dominica.”
4. Med shot, reporters
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“In Antigua and Barbuda, the UN Development Programme has mobilized US$2 million to provide materials, tools and training for the permanent roofing of up to 250 houses and community buildings in Barbuda.”
6. Med shot, reporters
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“Meanwhile, UNICEF is working to provide the necessary equipment for children to return to school, as well as hygiene kits, water purification tablets and safe drinking water.”
8. Med shot, reporters
9. Wide shot, presser
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Ahead of the Secretary-General’s visit to the Caribbean this weekend, a UN spokesperson today (5 Oct) told reporters in New York that UN Agencies and their partners in Dominica have scaled up the relief operation dramatically as access improves across the island.

Stéphane Dujarric added that the World Food Programme has distributed some 70 metric tons of food, covering about half the population of Dominica.

In Antigua and Barbuda, he said, the UN Development Programme has mobilized US$2 million to provide materials, tools and training for the permanent roofing of up to 250 houses and community buildings in Barbuda.

Meanwhile, UNICEF is working to provide the necessary equipment for children to return to school, as well as hygiene kits, water purification tablets and safe drinking water.
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