UN / ETHIOPIA HUMANITARIAN UPDATE

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The humanitarian situation in northern Ethiopia continues to be alarming, with unconfirmed reports of displacement in frontline areas in Amhara and the Afar regions, said a United Nations spokesperson. UNIFEED

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DATELINE: 29 AUGUST 2022, NEW YORK CITY / FILE

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1. Wide shot, United Nations Headquarters

29 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:
“Our colleagues are telling us that the humanitarian situation in northern Ethiopia continues to be alarming. There are unconfirmed reports of displacement in frontline areas in Amhara and the Afar regions. In Amhara, a curfew was imposed in Debark, in Dessie and in Waldiya from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. This is impacting the movement of civilians, access to medical emergency services, and commercial business.”
4. Close up shot, journalist asking question
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“Deliveries of humanitarian supplies by road into Tigray have been suspended since last week on 24 August. Similarly, the UN Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) has been unable to fly in and out of from Tigray since 25 [August], halting the transport of operational cash as well as rotation of humanitarian workers. We along with our NGO partners continue providing humanitarian aid to the affected people where security allows. In Tigray, humanitarian partners have resumed distribution of food and other vital humanitarian supplies.”
6. Close up shot, journalist asking question
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“We of course renew our call to all parties to the conflict to immediately facilitate the resumption of rapid and unimpeded passage of humanitarian workers and supplies into all of northern Ethiopia in accordance with International Humanitarian Law.”
8. Wide shot, Dujarric leaving the podium

STORYLINE:

The humanitarian situation in northern Ethiopia continues to be alarming, with unconfirmed reports of displacement in frontline areas in Amhara and the Afar regions, said a United Nations spokesperson

Briefing journalists today (29 Aug) in New York, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, Stéphane Dujarric, said that, in Amhara, a curfew was imposed in Debark, in Dessie and in Waldiya from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.

This is impacting the movement of civilians, access to medical emergency services, and commercial business, the Spokesperson said.

According to Dujarric, deliveries of humanitarian supplies by road into Tigray have been suspended since last week on 24 August.

Similarly, the UN Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) has been unable to fly in and out of from Tigray since 25 [August], halting the transport of operational cash as well as rotation of humanitarian workers.

The Spokesperson said that the UN, along with its NGO partners, continue providing humanitarian aid to the affected people where security allows.

In Tigray, humanitarian partners have resumed distribution of food and other vital humanitarian supplies.

“We of course renew our call to all parties to the conflict to immediately facilitate the resumption of rapid and unimpeded passage of humanitarian workers and supplies into all of northern Ethiopia in accordance with International Humanitarian Law”, the Spokesperson concluded.
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