UN / LIBYA UPDATE

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The United Nations continues to closely monitor the situation in and around Tripoli, Libya, following violent clashes on Saturday, a UN spokesperson said. The fighting reportedly resulted in at least 32 deaths and 159 casualties, which include children, as well as damage to civilian infrastructure. UNIFEED

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DATELINE: 29 AUGUST 2022, NEW YORK CITY / RECENT

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RECENT – NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, UN headquarters exterior

29 AUGUST 2022, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric at the dais
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“Turning to Libya, I can tell you that we continue to closely monitor the situation in and around Tripoli, following violent clashes on Saturday. The fighting reportedly resulted in at least 32 deaths and 159 casualties, which include children, as well as damage to civilian infrastructure.”
4. Med shot, reporters
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
We extend our deep condolences to the families who lost loved ones and wish a speedy recovery to all those injured in the clashes and we reiterate our call on all parties to protect civilians and to refrain from taking any actions that could escalate tensions and deepen divisions. You will have seen that in a statement we issued on Saturday, the Secretary-General said he was following with deep concern the situation in Tripoli. He called for an immediate cessation of violence in Tripoli and urged the Libyan parties to engage in a genuine dialogue to address the ongoing political impasse and not to use force to resolve their differences. He further calls on the parties to protect civilians and refrain from taking any actions that could escalate tensions and deepen divisions. We remain ready to provide good offices and mediation to help Libyans chart a way out of the political deadlock, which is increasingly threatening Libya’s hard-won stability.”
6. Wide shot, spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric at the dais

STORYLINE:

The United Nations continues to closely monitor the situation in and around Tripoli, Libya, following violent clashes on Saturday, a UN spokesperson said.

Speaking today (29 Aug) to reporters in New York, UN spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric said the fighting reportedly resulted in at least 32 deaths and 159 casualties, which include children, as well as damage to civilian infrastructure.

He also said, “We extend our deep condolences to the families who lost loved ones and wish a speedy recovery to all those injured in the clashes and we reiterate our call on all parties to protect civilians and to refrain from taking any actions that could escalate tensions and deepen divisions.”

The UN spokesperson also read a statement issued on Saturday, in which the Secretary-General said he was following with deep concern the situation in Tripoli. He called for an immediate cessation of violence in Tripoli and urged the Libyan parties to engage in a genuine dialogue to address the ongoing political impasse and not to use force to resolve their differences.

The Secretary-General further called on the parties to protect civilians and refrain from taking any actions that could escalate tensions and deepen divisions.

The spokesperson added, “We remain ready to provide good offices and mediation to help Libyans chart a way out of the political deadlock, which is increasingly threatening Libya’s hard-won stability.”
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