UN / MOZAMBIQUE VIOLENCE UPDATE

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Updating reporters on the situation in Mozambique, a UN spokesperson said “the escalation of violence in Cabo Delgado province continues to drive massive displacement, following the recent attacks by non-state armed groups and ongoing clashes reported in Palma since March 24." UNIFEED

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DATELINE: 31 MARCH 2021, NEW YORK CITY

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1.Exterior shot, UN Headquarters in Manhattan skyline

31 MARCH 2021, NEW YORK CITY

2.Wide shot, press room with spokesperson on screen
3.SOUNDBITE (English) Stephane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General:
“Moving on to Mozambique, our humanitarian colleagues there tell us that the escalation of violence in Cabo Delgado province continues to drive massive displacement, following the recent attacks by non-state armed groups and ongoing clashes reported in Palma since March 24. The security situation remains volatile and is of concern to all of us. The UN Migration Agency has already registered about 8000 people at arrival points in Nangade, ________ as well as Pemba. Thousands have arrived today in Pemba and other areas of Cabo Delgado.”
4.Wide shot, press room with spokesperson on screen
5.SOUNDBITE (English) Stephane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General:
“We have information that hundreds of people still trying to leave Palma right now, and thousands are making their way up by foot boat and road, some are being rescued by the UN's Humanitarian Air Services, and other civil society groups. And for its part, UNFPA is prepositioning birthing kits and essential drugs to support displaced pregnant women and mothers. The World Food Programme says it's wrapped up assistance and aims to reach 50,000 people impacted by the attack and its air services - humanitarian air services also providing an air bridge to transport critical medical staff and humanitarian workers as close as possible to the operational sites.”
6.Wide shot, press room with spokesperson on screen
7.SOUNDBITE (English) Stephane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General:
“In a joint statement the Special Representatives for Children in Armed Conflict Virginia Gamba, as well as a Special Representative for Sexual Violence in Conflict Pramila Patten and the Special Representative for Violence Against Children Najat Maalla M'jid strongly condemned the brutal and horrific attacks and violence reported in Cabo Delgado and underscored that the protection and humanitarian needs of civilians, especially women and children must be urgently addressed.”
8.Wide shot, press room

STORYLINE:

United Nations humanitarians reported that “the escalation of violence in Cabo Delgado province continues to drive massive displacement” of people in Mozambique, following the recent attacks by non-state armed groups, the UN spokesperson said on Wednesday (31 Mar).

In a virtual press conference on Wednesday, Stephane Dujarric, the Spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General said the the humanitarians in Mozambique have reported that “the security situation remains volatile and is of concern”

The UN Migration Agency (IOM) has already registered about 8000 people at arrival points in Nangade, [________] as well as Pemba, while “thousands have arrived today in Pemba and other areas of Cabo Delgado.”

“We have information that hundreds of people still trying to leave Palma right now, and thousands are making their way up by foot boat and road, some are being rescued by the UN's Humanitarian Air Services, and other civil society groups,” said Dujarric. “UNFPA is prepositioning birthing kits and essential drugs to support displaced pregnant women and mothers. The World Food Programme says it's wrapped up assistance and aims to reach 50,000 people impacted by the attack and its air services - humanitarian air services also providing an air bridge to transport critical medical staff and humanitarian workers as close as possible to the operational sites.”

Also today, in a joint statement, the Special Representatives for Children in Armed Conflict Virginia Gamba, Special Representative for Sexual Violence in Conflict Pramila Patten and the Special Representative for Violence Against Children Najat Maalla M'jid, “strongly condemned the brutal and horrific attacks and violence reported in Cabo Delgado and underscored that the protection and humanitarian needs of civilians, especially women and children must be urgently addressed,” said Dujarric.
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