UN / PAKISTAN UPDATE

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31-Aug-2022 00:02:30
“According to government figures, close to 900 health facilities have been damaged or destroyed in Pakistan, leaving millions of people without access to health care and medical treatment,” said a United Nations spokesperson. UNIFEED

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DATELINE: 31 AUGUST 2022, NEW YORK CITY / RECENT

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RECENT – NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, exterior, United Nations Headquarters

31 AUGUST 2022, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, journalists, Dujarric walking to the podium, press room
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“I’ll start off with an update from Pakistan on the assistance we’ve been providing following the floods that continue to devastate the country and impacting millions and millions of men, women, and children in Pakistan.”
4. Wide shot, Dujarric at to podium, journalists, press room
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“As part of our emergency response, the UN Refugee agency is providing tents and other relief items from existing stocks in Quetta and Peshawar. The items will be handed over to the national disaster management authority to support their relief operations in the worst impacted areas in Balochistan and the Khyber Pakhtunkwa provinces. UNHCR colleagues on the ground have also provided assistance to refugees in villages, as well as host communities, with more than 71,000 emergency relief items, including tents, tarpaulins, sanitary products, cooking stoves, blankets, solar lamps, and sleeping mats.”
6. Wide shot, Dujarric at podium, journalists, press room
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“Our colleagues at the World Health Organization warn that significant public health threats facing impacted populations, including the risk of diseases such as malaria and dengue fever. According to government figures, close to 900 health facilities have been damaged or destroyed in Pakistan, leaving millions of people without access to health care and medical treatment.”
8. Med shot, Dujarric at to podium, journalists, press room
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“Working closely with the Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination, WHO is increasing surveillance for acute watery diarrhoea, cholera, and other communicable diseases, and is also providing essential medicines and medical supplies to functional health treatment centres treating affected communities.”
10. Wide shot, Dujarric at podium, journalists, press room
11. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“WHO has also diverted mobile medical camps, including those responding to COVID-19, to affected districts, delivered close to two million aqua tabs to ensure access to clean water. They also provided sample collection kits to ensure clinical testing of samples to ensure early detection of infectious diseases.”
12. Wide shot, end of briefing, press room

STORYLINE:
“According to government figures, close to 900 health facilities have been damaged or destroyed in Pakistan, leaving millions of people without access to health care and medical treatment,” said a United Nations spokesperson.

Updating journalists today (31 Aug) in New York, on the UN assistance following the floods in Pakistan, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, Stéphane Dujarric, said that the UN Refugee agency is providing tents and other relief items from existing stocks in Quetta and Peshawar.

The items will be handed over to the national disaster management authority to support their relief operations in the worst impacted areas in Balochistan and the Khyber Pakhtunkwa provinces.

“UNHCR colleagues on the ground have also provided assistance to refugees in villages, as well as host communities, with more than 71,000 emergency relief items, including tents, tarpaulins, sanitary products, cooking stoves, blankets, solar lamps and sleeping mats,” he said.
He added, “Our colleagues at the World Health Organization warn that significant public health threats facing impacted populations, including the risk of diseases such as malaria and dengue fever.”

According to the UN spokesperson, WHO, working closely with the Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations, and Coordination, is increasing surveillance for acute watery diarrhea, cholera, and other communicable diseases, and is also providing essential medicines and medical supplies for functional health treatment centres treating affected communities.

Dujarric said that WHO has also diverted mobile medical camps, including those responding to COVID-19, to affected districts, and delivered close to two million aqua tabs to ensure access to clean water.

He concluded, “They also provided sample collection kits to ensure clinical testing of samples to ensure early detection of infectious diseases.”
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