UN / SYRIA UPDATE

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“Five million people are being affected by the ongoing water crisis” in the north and northeast of Syria, the United Nations said on Tuesday, calling for a “multi sector response” of USD 251 million to target 3.4 million of the most impacted people over the next six months. UNIFEED

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DATELINE: 5 OCTOBER 2021, NEW YORK CITY

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1.Exterior shot, UN Headquarters

5 OCTOBER 2021, NEW YORK CITY

2.Wide shot, press room
3.Wide shot, spokesperson taking seat at the podium
4.Cutaway, reporters
5.SOUNDBITE (English) Stephane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General:
“And turning to Syria, where we have received a report that five million people are being affected by the ongoing water crisis in the north and northeast of the country. People across northern parts of Syria have been unable to reliably access sufficient and safe water due to low water levels, disruption of water systems and the already reduced operational capacity of water stations. Lack of safe drinking water is leading to an increased prevalence of waterborne diseases and is reducing a critical first line of defense to stem the COVID 19 pandemic. The lack of electricity also adds to the strain of public health, education system and is disproportionately impacted the general and reproductive health of women and girls.”
6.Cutaway, reporters
7.SOUNDBITE (English) Stephane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General:
“We, along with our partners have released a consolidated plan over the next six months, which will target 3.4 million of the most impacted people in those areas of Syria a result of the water crisis. The requirements identified the necessity of a multi sector response to USD 251 million. Only USD 51 million has been received.”
8.Wide shot, spokesperson at the podium

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“Five million people are being affected by the ongoing water crisis” in the north and northeast of Syria, the United Nations said on Tuesday (5 Oct), calling for a “multi sector response” of USD 251 million to target 3.4 million of the most impacted people over the next six months.

“People across northern parts of Syria have been unable to reliably access sufficient and safe water due to low water levels, disruption of water systems and the already reduced operational capacity of water stations,” UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric told reporters in New York.

“Lack of safe drinking water is leading to an increased prevalence of waterborne diseases and is reducing a critical first line of defense to stem the COVID 19 pandemic. The lack of electricity also adds to the strain of public health, education system and is disproportionately impacted the general and reproductive health of women and girls,” he added.

The spokesperson also said that the UN “along with our partners have released a consolidated plan over the next six months, which will target 3.4 million of the most impacted people in those areas of Syria a result of the water crisis.”

The UN has identified “the necessity of a multi sector response to USD 251 million,” Dujarric said. “Only USD 51 million has been received,” he added.
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