UN / UKRAINE UPDATE

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An estimated 7.1 million people are now internally displaced across Ukraine, while more than 4.6 million people have crossed borders to seek security and safety in other countries, said a UN Spokesperson. UNIFEED

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DATELINE: 12 APRIL 2022, NEW YORK CITY / FILE

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12 APRIL 2022, NEW YORK CITY

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3. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“Nearly seven weeks of intense hostilities continue to drive the world’s fastest growing displacement crisis in recent history. An estimated 7.1 million people are now internally displaced across the country, while more than 4.6 million people have crossed borders to seek security and safety in other countries. That is according to UNHCR. As we heard yesterday, more than two thirds of all Ukrainian children have fled their homes. Attacks on water infrastructure and power outages have left some 1.4 million people in the eastern part of the country without access to water, and another 4.6 million people with only limited access to it. At least 20 separate incidents of damage to water infrastructure have been recorded in eastern Ukraine alone. UNICEF has financed the procurement of liquefied chlorine for two water providers to facilitate safe water supply. However, we urgently need for parties to the conflict to respect and protect civilian infrastructure, including water supply infrastructure, in accordance with their obligations under international humanitarian law.”
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5. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“We are also gravely concerned about the continued attacks against health facilities, with 108 attacks reported as of yesterday. Health facilities must be respected and protected by all parties to this conflict. Also, as of yesterday, WHO, and UNICEF and our humanitarian partners had delivered more than 570 tonnes of medicines and medical supplies to people [in need in Ukraine].”
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STORYLINE:

An estimated 7.1 million people are now internally displaced across Ukraine, while more than 4.6 million people have crossed borders to seek security and safety in other countries, said a UN Spokesperson.

Speaking to reporters today (12 Apr) in New York, UN Spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric said, “nearly seven weeks of intense hostilities continue to drive the world’s fastest growing displacement crisis in recent history.”

As of Monday (11 Apr), Dujarric said, “more than two thirds of all Ukrainian children have fled their homes,” adding that attacks on water infrastructure and power outages have left some 1.4 million people in the eastern part of the country without access to water, and another 4.6 million people with only limited access to it.

The Spokesperson also said, “at least 20 separate incidents of damage to water infrastructure have been recorded in eastern Ukraine alone.”

UNICEF has financed the procurement of liquefied chlorine for two water providers to facilitate safe water supply.

However, Dujarric said, “we urgently need for parties to the conflict to respect and protect civilian infrastructure, including water supply infrastructure, in accordance with their obligations under international humanitarian law.”

The UN Spokesperson also said the Organization “gravely concerned” about the continued attacks against health facilities, with 108 attacks reported as of Monday (11 Apr).

He reiterated, “health facilities must be respected and protected by all parties to this conflict. Also, as of yesterday, WHO, and UNICEF and our humanitarian partners had delivered more than 570 tonnes of medicines and medical supplies to people [in need in Ukraine].”
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