UN / SYRIA WATER SUPPLY

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United Nations spokesperson Eri Kaneko expressed concern about reports of a disruption of the water supply from Alouk water station to Al-Haskakeh in Syria, affecting up to one million people in the region. UNIFEED

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DATELINE: 01 JULY 2021, NEW YORK CITY / FILE

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FILE – NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, UN headquarters exterior

01 JULY 2021, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, spokesperson Eri Kaneko at the dais
3. Med shot, journalists
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Eri Kaneko, Associate Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“The UN is concerned about reports of another disruption of the water supply in Syria - from Alouk water station to Al-Haskakeh - which shut down on June 23rd. This is the 24th such disruption recorded by our humanitarian colleagues since November 2019. This latest disruption follows months of reduced functionality. Up to one million people in the region are affected when Alouk ceases to operate, including 460,000 people who rely on Alouk as a direct water source and an additional 500,000 people served by water trucking supplied by the station sources, including people in Al Hol and other camps and settlements. Other critical infrastructure, including at least 30 health facilities in Al-Hasakeh, rely on Alouk for water. UN agencies and humanitarian partners are trucking in emergency water supplies and installing reverse osmosis pumps in Al-Hasakeh city to address the most pressing needs, but significant gaps remain.”
5. Med shot, journalists
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Eri Kaneko, Associate Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“We urge the parties to ensure the safe and rapid access of technical teams to Alouk and its related infrastructure. We call on all parties to find a sustainable solution to ensure the continued operation of the water station.”
7. Wide shot, journalists

STORYLINE:

United Nations spokesperson Eri Kaneko today (1 Jul) expressed concern about reports of a disruption of the water supply from Alouk water station to Al-Haskakeh in Syria, affecting up to one million people in the region.

The water station shut down on June 23rd, Kaneko said, adding that “this is the 24th such disruption recorded by our humanitarian colleagues since November 2019.”

This latest disruption, she said, “follows months of reduced functionality” and noted that 460,000 people rely on Alouk as a direct water source and an additional 500,000 people are served by water trucking supplied by the station sources, “including people in Al Hol and other camps and settlements.”

The spokesperson said, “agencies and humanitarian partners are trucking in emergency water supplies and installing reverse osmosis pumps in Al-Hasakeh city to address the most pressing needs, but significant gaps remain.”

Kaneko urged the parties “to ensure the safe and rapid access of technical teams to Alouk and its related infrastructure. We call on all parties to find a sustainable solution to ensure the continued operation of the water station.”
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