UN / CHAD FLOODS

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A United Nations spokesperson said that 340,000 people have now been impacted by catastrophic flooding in 11 of Chad’s 23 provinces. UNIFEED

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DATELINE: 26 AUGUST 2022, NEW YORK CITY / FILE

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1. Wide shot, United Nations Headquarters

26 AUGUST 2022, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, Dujarric at to podium, press room
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“The other side of the coin is in Chad, where 340,000 people have now been impacted by catastrophic flooding in 11 of the country’s 23 provinces.
As of 16 August, the flooding had killed 22 people and caused extensive damage to homes, infrastructure, agricultural lands, and livestock. It also sent the rates of malaria skyrocketing and has heightened fears of cholera outbreaks.”
4. Med shot, journalists, press room
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“We, along with our humanitarian partners, are supporting the Government-led response to provide life-saving assistance, including food, health services, shelter, and other essential supplies. So far, we have reached around 30,000 in the East and N’Djamena. We are ramping up our efforts to reach more people. Our team yesterday called for financial support from donors.
The humanitarian needs prior to the floods were only funded at 34 percent as of mid-August – with $171 million received out of $510 million needed.”
6. Wide shot, Dujarric leaving the podium, press room

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A United Nations spokesperson said that 340,000 people have now been impacted by catastrophic flooding in 11 of Chad’s 23 provinces.


Briefing journalist today (26 Aug) Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, Stéphane Dujarric, said that as of 16 August, the flooding had killed 22 people and caused extensive damage to homes, infrastructure, agricultural lands, and livestock.

“It also sent the rates of malaria skyrocketing and has heightened fears of cholera outbreaks,” he added.

Dujarric said, “We, along with our humanitarian partners, are supporting the Government-led response to provide life-saving assistance, including food, health services, shelter, and other essential supplies. So far, we have reached around 30,000 in the East and N’Djamena. We are ramping up our efforts to reach more people.

He also said, “Our team yesterday called for financial support from donors.”

According to the UN Spokesperson, the humanitarian needs prior to the floods were only funded at 34 percent as of mid-August – with $171 million received out of $510 million needed.
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