UN / SOUTH SUDAN YEMEN

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The Security Council issued statements expressing “grave concern about the level of food insecurity in South Sudan” and at the recent attacks in Saada, Yemen by Saudi-led coalition forces. UNIFEED

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DATELINE: 10 AUGUST 2018, NEW YORK CITY / FILE

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FILE – RECENT, NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, exterior UN headquarters

10 AUGUST 2018, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, Ambassador Karen Pierce of the United Kingdom walks up to podium
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Karen Pierce, Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom:
“The members of the Security Council expressed grave concern about the level of food insecurity in South Sudan. They stressed that ongoing conflict is one of the main direct causes of the food security crisis in that country. They demanded once again that all parties to the conflict in South Sudan allow safe, timely, and unhindered access, humanitarian access, to all those in need.”
4. Med shot, Pierce at the podium
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Karen Pierce, Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom:
“Council members expect all parties to immediately implement cessation of hostilities and ceasefire agreements and to demonstrate their commitment to fully implement and finalize a more inclusive, revitalized ARCSS.”
6. Med shot, Pierce at the podium
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Karen Pierce, Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom:
“The members of the Security Council met and heard a briefing from the Assistant Secretary-General on the recent attacks in Saada, which resulted in large numbers of civilian casualties including children. They expressed their grave concern at these and all other recent attacks in Yemen. They called for a credible and transparent investigation.”
8. Pan right, Pierce walks away

STORYLINE:

The Security Council today (10 Aug) issued statements expressing “grave concern about the level of food insecurity in South Sudan” and at the recent attacks in Saada, Yemen by Saudi-led coalition forces.

Ambassador Karen Pierce of the United Kingdom, which holds the presidency of the Council for the month of August, read the two statements to reporters.

On South Sudan, Pierce said “ongoing conflict is one of the main direct causes of the food security crisis in that country.” She said that Council members “demanded once again that all parties to the conflict in South Sudan allow safe, timely, and unhindered access, humanitarian access, to all those in need.”

Council members, she said “expect all parties to immediately implement cessation of hostilities and ceasefire agreements” as well as to “demonstrate their commitment” to fully implement and finalize the Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (ARCSS.)

Turning to the attacks in Yemen, Pierce said, “the members of the Security Council met and heard a briefing from the Assistant Secretary-General on the recent attacks in Saada, which resulted in large numbers of civilian casualties including children. They expressed their grave concern at these and all other recent attacks in Yemen. They called for a credible and transparent investigation.”

According to press reports 50 people were killed after a bus was bit by an air strike from Saudi-led coalition jets.
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