UN / YEMEN REAX

04-Dec-2017 00:01:18
The Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, Stéphane Dujarric, told reporters that events unfolding in Yemen are “deeply disturbing,” including the reported killing of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh and several of his associates, as well as ground clashes and air strikes in Sana’a, where reportedly “100 people have been killed and hundreds more may be injured.” UNIFEED
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STORY: UN / YEMEN REAX
TRT: 01:18
SOURCE: UNIFEED
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LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 04 DECEMBER 2017, NEW YORK CITY / FILE
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FILE – RECENT, NEW YORK CITY

1. Close up, exterior United Nations headquarters

04 DECEMBER, NEW YORK CITY

2. Med shot, Stéphane Dujarric at the podium
3. Med shot, journalists

4. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General:
“On the situation in Yemen, we find the events unfolding there to be deeply disturbing, with ground clashes and air strikes having dramatically escalated in Sana’a and surrounding governorates. Initial reports indicating that around 100 people have been killed and hundreds more may be injured.”
5. Med shot, journalists
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General:
“We also have taken note of the reported killing earlier today of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh as well as several of his associates. It is paramount that civilians are protected, that the wounded are afforded safe access to medical care, and that all sides facilitate life-saving humanitarian access.”
7. Wide shot, journalists
8. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General:
“Our humanitarian colleagues are receiving desperate calls for help by trapped families, but are unable to reach those who have been injured, and here have been reports of even ambulances coming under attack. We renew our call on all warring parties for an immediate cessation of hostilities in Sana’a.”
9. Wide shot, Dujarric walks away
STORYLINE
The Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, Stéphane Dujarric, today (4 Nov) told reporters that events unfolding in Yemen are “deeply disturbing,” including the reported killing of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh and several of his associates, as well as ground clashes and air strikes in Sana’a, where reportedly “100 people have been killed and hundreds more may be injured.”

Dujarric said it was “paramount that civilians are protected, that the wounded are afforded safe access to medical care, and that all sides facilitate life-saving humanitarian access.”

He told reporters that humanitarian personnel “are receiving desperate calls for help by trapped families, but are unable to reach those who have been injured, and there have been reports of even ambulances coming under attack.”

He renewed the call “on all warring parties for an immediate cessation of hostilities in Sana’a.”
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