UN / HAITI CHOLERA

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Secretary-General António Guterres expressed deep concern “about the health and safety of people in Haiti” following the confirmation of two positive cases of cholera and multiple suspected cases in the capital, Port-au-Prince, a spokesperson said today. UNIFEED

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DATELINE: 03 OCTOBER 2022, NEW YORK CITY / FILE

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1. Aerial shot, United Nations Headquarters

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2. Wide shot, spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric at to podium
3. Med shot, journalists
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“The Secretary-General is deeply concerned about the health and safety of people in Haiti following the confirmation of two positive cases of cholera and multiple suspected cases in the capital, Port-au-Prince. The United Nations is ready to deploy emergency response teams to support affected communities as soon as safe access is assured and fuel supplies are unblocked. The Secretary-General calls for immediate unfettered access on the ground to facilitate the delivery of fuel for humanitarian purposes.  Fuel deliveries have been blocked at the port since mid-September, which has disrupted not only the daily life of the Haitian people, but also the ability and capacity of the United Nations and the international community to respond to a compounding crisis.”
5. Med shot, journalists
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“In the current context of social unrest and insecurity, it is imperative that these teams be guaranteed safe access to at risk areas, including where cases have been confirmed or suspected to help mitigate the risk of a large or disruptive outbreak of the disease.”
7. Med shot, journalists
8. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“Haiti’s National Public Health Lab confirmed the cases of cholera on Saturday, and as well as yesterday. Additional suspected cases are currently being investigated in the metropolitan area around Port au Prince, including eight deaths from suspected cases. The cases were identified using the cholera surveillance mechanism established by the Haitian authorities and supported by the United Nations.”
9. Wide shot, Dujarric walks away

STORYLINE:

Secretary-General António Guterres expressed deep concern “about the health and safety of people in Haiti” following the confirmation of two positive cases of cholera and multiple suspected cases in the capital, Port-au-Prince, a spokesperson said today (3 Oct).

The Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, Stéphane Dujarric, said the United Nations “is ready to deploy emergency response teams to support affected communities as soon as safe access is assured and fuel supplies are unblocked,” and noted that the Secretary-General has called “for immediate unfettered access on the ground to facilitate the delivery of fuel for humanitarian purposes.”

Dujarric said, “in the current context of social unrest and insecurity, it is imperative that these teams be guaranteed safe access to at risk areas, including where cases have been confirmed or suspected to help mitigate the risk of a large or disruptive outbreak of the disease.”

Fuel deliveries have been blocked at the port since mid-September, which has disrupted “the ability and capacity of the United Nations and the international community to respond to a compounding crisis,” he added.”

Haiti’s National Public Health Lab confirmed the cases of cholera on Saturday, and as well as yesterday. Additional suspected cases are currently being investigated in the metropolitan area around Port au Prince, including eight deaths from suspected cases. The cases were identified using the cholera surveillance mechanism established by the Haitian authorities and supported by the United Nations.
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