UN / SYRIA HUMANITARIAN UPDATE

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The United Nations “remain deeply concerned for the safety and protection of civilians in northwest Syria,” amid escalating violence, a UN spokesperson told reporters in New York on Monday. UNIFEED

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DATELINE: 29 JULY 2019, NEW YORK CITY

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1. Exterior, UN Headquarters

29 JULY 2019, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, spokesperson going to podium
3. Cutaway, reporters
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General:
“Our humanitarian colleagues remain deeply concerned for the safety and protection of civilians in northwest Syria, where some three million women, children and men remain caught in the crossfire. Close to 500 civilians have been killed in the violence since 28 April, and more than 440,000 people have been displaced.”
5. Cutaway, reporters
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General:
“This weekend alone, at least 35 people, including three health workers, were reportedly killed in a succession of airstrikes and shelling on densely populated urban areas in territory controlled by non-state armed groups. Shelling also reportedly affected urban areas in Government-controlled zones. In addition, extensive damage to residential areas and civilian infrastructure reportedly included seven schools, a health clinic, a market, and a bakery. Thousands of people fled towards the Turkish border this weekend as well.”
7. Cutaway, reporters
8. SOUNDBITE (English) Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General:
“The UN reminds all parties to the conflict, and those who have influence over them, of their obligation to protect civilians and civilian infrastructure, and of the principles of distinction and proportionality enshrined in International Humanitarian Law.”
9. Wide shot, press room

STORYLINE:

The United Nations “remain deeply concerned for the safety and protection of civilians in northwest Syria,” amid escalating violence, UN spokesperson Farhan Haq told reporters in New York on Monday (29 Jul).

“Some three million women, children and men remain caught in the crossfire” in northeast Syria, said Haq. “Close to 500 civilians have been killed in the violence since 28 April, and more than 440,000 people have been displaced,” he added.

According to the spokesperson, “this weekend alone, at least 35 people, including three health workers, were reportedly killed in a succession of airstrikes and shelling on densely populated urban areas in territory controlled by non-state armed groups. Shelling also reportedly affected urban areas in Government-controlled zones. In addition, extensive damage to residential areas and civilian infrastructure reportedly included seven schools, a health clinic, a market, and a bakery.”

He added “thousands of people fled towards the Turkish border this weekend as well.”

Haq also said “the UN reminds all parties to the conflict, and those who have influence over them, of their obligation to protect civilians and civilian infrastructure, and of the principles of distinction and proportionality enshrined in International Humanitarian Law.”
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