UN / AFGHANISTAN HUMANITARIAN UPDATE

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WHO’s plane carrying 12.5 metric tons of supplies, enough to cover the basic health needs of more than 200,000 people, as well as provide 3500 surgical procedures and treat 6500 trauma patients has landed in Afghanistan, the UN spokesperson said on Monday. UNIFEED

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DATELINE: 30 AUGUST 2021, NEW YORK CITY

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1. Exterior shot, UN Headquarters

30 AUGUST 2021, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, press room
3. Med shot, spokesperson at the podium
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Stephane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General:
"The World Health Organization said a plane carrying its medicines and health supplies landed today in Afghanistan. This is the first shipment of medical supplies to land in the country since the Taliban control. 12.5 metric tons of supplies are enough to cover the basic health needs of more than 200,000 people, as well as provide 3500 surgical procedures and treat 6500 trauma patients. They will be immediately delivered to 40 health facilities in 29 provinces across Afghanistan. The plane which was provided by the government of Pakistan, flew directly to Mazar e Sharif. This is the first of three flights plan with Pakistani international airlines to fill urgent shortages in medicine and medical supplies."
5. Med shot, spokesperson at the podium
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Stephane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General:
"Our friends in Rome at the UN Food and Agriculture Organization also said that food production and agricultural livelihoods are under extreme pressure in Afghanistan. FAO warned that if we fail to assist the people most impacted by acute drought, large numbers will be forced to abandon their farms and be displaced in certain areas. FAO added that Afghan herders and livestock owners also urgently need assistance to counter the impact of drought during the coming winter season. Three million animals are estimated to be at risk making livestock protection urgently critical for herders and livestock owners across the country."
7. Med shot, spokesperson at the podium
8. SOUNDBITE (English) Stephane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General:
"The UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi noted that the airlifts out of Kabul will be ending in a matter of days, but that the tragedy that has unfolded will no longer be as visible. It will still be a daily reality for millions of Afghans. The High Commissioner stressed that we must not turn away and that a far greater humanitarian crisis is just beginning. He pointed out that 3.5 million people have already been displaced by violence within Afghanistan, more than half a million since the start of this year, and then most have no regular channels through which to seek safety."
9. Med shot, spokesperson at the podium

STORYLINE:

WHO’s plane carrying 12.5 metric tons of supplies, enough to cover the basic health needs of more than 200,000 people, as well as provide 3500 surgical procedures and treat 6500 trauma patients has landed in Afghanistan, the UN spokesperson said on Monday (30 Aug).

‘This is the first shipment of medical supplies to land in the country since the Taliban control,” and the supplies will be immediately delivered to 40 health facilities in 29 provinces across the country, Stephane Dujarric, the Spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General said at the press briefing in New York.

The plane, which was provided by the government of Pakistan, flew directly to Mazar-i-Sharif.

“This is the first of three flights plan with Pakistani international airlines to fill urgent shortages in medicine and medical supplies,” said Dujarric.

The UN spokesperson also relayed a FAO warning that food production and agricultural livelihoods are under extreme pressure in Afghanistan.

“FAO warned that if we fail to assist the people most impacted by acute drought, large numbers will be forced to abandon their farms and be displaced in certain areas,” Dujarric said.

FAO added that Afghan herders and livestock owners also “urgently need assistance to counter the impact of drought during the coming winter season. Three million animals are estimated to be at risk making livestock protection urgently critical for herders and livestock owners across the country,” Dujarric said.

He also said that the UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi “noted that the airlifts out of Kabul will be ending in a matter of days, but that the tragedy that has unfolded will no longer be as visible. It will still be a daily reality for millions of Afghans.”

‘The High Commissioner stressed that we must not turn away and that a far greater humanitarian crisis is just beginning,” Dujarric said. “He pointed out that 3.5 million people have already been displaced by violence within Afghanistan, more than half a million since the start of this year, and then most have no regular channels through which to seek safety.”
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