UN / CHAD UPDATE

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Secretary-General António Guterres expressed condolences after the passing of President Idriss Déby of Chad, who reportedly died after sustaining injuries during clashes with rebels in the north of the country this weekend. UNIFEED

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STORY: UN / CHAD UPDATE
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DATELINE: 20 APRIL 2021, NEW YORK CITY / FILE

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FILE – NEW YORK CITY

1. Tilt up, UN headquarters exterior

20 APRIL 2021, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric at the podium
3. Wide shot, press
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“The Secretary-General is deeply saddened to hear about the passing of President Idriss Déby of Chad this morning. He expresses his deepest condolences to the President’s family as well as to the people and the government of Chad.”
5. Med shot, reporter
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“The situation in the country is characterized by growing humanitarian needs linked to the conflict in the Lake Chad basin as well as the effects of climate change. We, along with our partners, are continuing our operations in the country, to assist impacted communities. The humanitarian response for Chad is 617 million dollars this year. To date, it’s only six percent funded. We urge the international community to provide financial support to meet the needs of the people in need.”
7. Med shot, reporter

STORYLINE:

Secretary-General António Guterres today (20 Apr) expressed condolences after the passing of President Idriss Déby of Chad, who reportedly died after sustaining injuries during clashes with rebels in the north of the country this weekend.

The spokesperson for the Secretary-General, Stéphane Dujarric said, “the Secretary-General is deeply saddened to hear about the passing of President Idriss Déby of Chad this morning. He expresses his deepest condolences to the President’s family as well as to the people and the government of Chad.”

Dujarric said the situation in Chad “is characterized by growing humanitarian needs linked to the conflict in the Lake Chad basin as well as the effects of climate change.”

He said the United Nations and humanitarian partners are continuing operations in the country assisting impacted communities.

The humanitarian response for Chad, he said, is 617 million dollars this year and to date it’s only six percent funded. He urged the international community “to provide financial support to meet the needs of the people in need.”
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