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UN Secretary-General António Guterres “strongly” condemned the attacks in Niger and expressed his deepest condolences to the bereaved families and the people and Government of Niger and wishes a speedy recovery to the injured, said a UN Spokesperson. UNIFEED

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DATELINE : 04 JANUARY 2020, NEW YORK / FILE

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1.Wide shot, exterior, United Nations Headquarters

04 JANUARY 2020, NEW YORK CITY

2. SOUNDBITE (English) Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General:
“Turning to Niger, our humanitarian colleagues reported that as of yesterday, an estimated of 1,000 people were displaced following the attacks in two villages in the country’s Tillabéri Region. Many of them have sought refuge in nearby towns. People fearing further attacks are also reportedly fleeing areas around the two villages attacked over the weekend. A joint inter-agencies assessment mission with the government is scheduled for tomorrow. Meanwhile, we along with our humanitarian partners are mobilizing relief items to provide emergency assistance as soon as possible to people affected by these attacks, including people who are still in the villages, displaced people and host communities. In a statement issued last night, the Secretary-General strongly condemned the attacks. He expressed his deepest condolences to the bereaved families and the people and Government of Niger and wishes a speedy recovery to the injured. The Secretary-General added that he trusted that the Nigerien authorities will spare no effort in identifying and swiftly bringing the perpetrators of this heinous act to justice while enhancing the protection of civilians. He also reaffirmed the solidarity and support of the United Nations to the Government and people of Niger in their fight against terrorism, violent extremism and organized crime.”

RECENT – NEW YORK CITY

3. Wide shot, exterior, United Nations Headquarters

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UN Secretary-General António Guterres “strongly” condemned the attacks in Niger and expressed his deepest condolences to the bereaved families and the people and Government of Niger and wishes a speedy recovery to the injured, said a UN Spokesperson.

Speaking to reporters today (04 Jan) via video link, UN Deputy Spokesperson Farhan Haq said that as of Sunday (03 Jan), “an estimated of 1,000 people were displaced following the attacks in two villages in the country’s Tillabéri Region. Many of them have sought refuge in nearby towns. People fearing further attacks are also reportedly fleeing areas around the two villages attacked over the weekend.”

Haq continued, “A joint inter-agencies assessment mission with the government is scheduled for tomorrow. Meanwhile, we along with our humanitarian partners are mobilizing relief items to provide emergency assistance as soon as possible to people affected by these attacks, including people who are still in the villages, displaced people and host communities.”

Reading a statement issued Sunday night, Haq said the Secretary-General trusted that “the Nigerien authorities will spare no effort in identifying and swiftly bringing the perpetrators of this heinous act to justice while enhancing the protection of civilians.”

Guterres also “reaffirmed the solidarity and support of the United Nations to the Government and people of Niger in their fight against terrorism, violent extremism and organized crime.”
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