UN / UKRAINE UPDATE

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06-Apr-2022 00:01:49
Briefing reporters in New York, UN Spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric said that more than 6 million men, women, and children in Ukraine are struggling every day to access water. UNIFEED

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STORY: UN / UKRAINE UPDATE
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DATELINE: 6 APRIL 2022, NEW YORK CITY / RECENT
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RECENT – NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, exterior, United Nations Headquarters

6 APRIL, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, journalists, press room
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“On the ground, our humanitarian colleagues say more than 6 million men, women, and children in Ukraine are struggling every day to access water, which is an essential human need. Damage to infrastructure has left more than 1.4 million people across the country without access to clean water, mostly in the oblasts of Luhanska and Donetska, but also in parts of Kharkiv, Sumy, Chernihiv, and Mykolaiv. Another 4.6 million people have limited access to water or rely on unsafe sources, according to recent estimates from ourselves and our partners. In the city of Lozova in Kharkiv, more than 60,000 people have been cut off from the water supply and another 40,000 from electricity since April 2nd, following damage to infrastructure due to intense fighting. Over the last few days, we and our partners have received reports of increasing fighting, shelling, and clashes in the Donbas region in the east, as well as in the southern oblasts of Ukraine. Clashes continue to impact residential areas and damage key infrastructure, that is of course preventing people stranded in encircled cities from accessing vital supplies or safely evacuating. Lack of access prevents us from verifying these reports. The fighting also is obstructing much-needed aid from reaching those most in need. Mariupol, Kherson, Mykolaiv, and areas of Luhanska and Donetska oblasts are the worst impacted areas. In Mykolaiv, shelling reportedly damaged a children’s hospital, an orphanage, and an oncology centre two days ago.”
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STORYLINE:

Briefing reporters in New York today (06 Apr), UN Spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric said that more than 6 million men, women, and children in Ukraine are struggling every day to access water.

He added that damage to infrastructure has left more than 1.4 million people across the country without access to clean water, mostly in the oblasts of Luhanska and Donetska, but also in parts of Kharkiv, Sumy, Chernihiv, and Mykolaiv.

He also said that “another 4.6 million people have limited access to water or rely on unsafe sources, according to recent estimates from ourselves and our partners.”

In the city of Lozova in Kharkiv, more than 60,000 people have been cut off from the water supply and another 40,000 from electricity since April 2nd, following damage to infrastructure due to intense fighting.

“Over the last few days, we and our partners have received reports of increasing fighting, shelling, and clashes in the Donbas region in the east, as well as in the southern oblasts of Ukraine. Clashes continue to impact residential areas and damage key infrastructure, preventing people stranded in encircled cities from accessing vital supplies or safely evacuating. Lack of access prevents us from verifying these reports,” Dujarric said.

The UN spokesperson added that the fighting also is obstructing much-needed aid from reaching those most in need.

“Mariupol, Kherson, Mykolaiv, and areas of Luhanska and Donetska oblasts are the worst impacted areas. In Mykolaiv, shelling reportedly damaged a children’s hospital, an orphanage, and an oncology centre two days ago,” he concluded.
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