UN / YEMEN UPDATE

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07-Mar-2019 00:01:00
A UN spokesperson said aid workers on the group in Yemen are “alarmed by military activity in Hajour” and the resulting humanitarian consequences on civilians. UNIFEED

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STORY: UN / YEMEN UPDATE
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DATELINE: 07 MARCH 2019, NEW YORK CITY

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07 MARCH 2019, NEW YORK CITY

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3. SOUNDBITE (English) Stephane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“Our colleagues in Yemen are alarmed by military activity in Hajour and the humanitarian consequences resulting from a continuation of violence to the civilians. We call on parties to exercise restraint and to refrain from acts that would lead to further escalations. Meanwhile, the UN refugee agency says that civilians continue to pay a higher price for the conflict in Yemen. On average, almost 100 civilian deaths or injuries were recorded each week in 2018. According to the civilian impact monitoring report for last year, more than 4,800 civilian deaths and injuries were recorded over the course of the year resulting in an average of 93 civilian casualties per week.”
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STORYLINE:

A UN spokesperson said aid workers on the group in Yemen are “alarmed by military activity in Hajour” and the resulting humanitarian consequences on civilians.

Speaking to reporters in New York today (07 Mar), UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric called on the parties to “exercise restraint and to refrain from acts that would lead to further escalations.”

Referencing the UN refugee agency (UNHCR), Dujjaric said civilians “continue to pay a higher price for the conflict in Yemen.” He added that according to the civilian impact monitoring report for last year, “more than 4,800 civilian deaths and injuries were recorded over the course of the year resulting in an average of 93 civilian casualties per week.”
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