UN / SUDAN HUMANITARIAN HEALTH

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The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) facilitated 44 trucks with relief supplies to Kordofan and Darfur on Wednesday, informed a UN spokesperson. UNIFEED

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DATELINE: 19 OCTOBER 2023, NEW YORK CITY / FILE

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1. Med shot, exterior, United Nations

19 OCTOBER 2023, NEW YORK CITY
2. Wide shot, Deputy Spokesperson at podium, press room
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“Yesterday 18 October, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs facilitated 44 trucks with relief supplies to Kordofan and Darfur. Prior to this, the movement of supplies was delayed for six consecutive weeks due to insecurity. The convoy is transporting supplies from the UN Refugee Agency, the World Food Programme and UNICEF. Regarding the health situation in the country, the World Health Organization says that more than 1,400 suspected cases of cholera and 64 associated deaths have been reported in Sudan since a cholera outbreak was declared late last month. Humanitarian agencies have scaled up their response to the outbreak which comes as Sudan’s health care system is stretched to its limits.”
4. Wide shot, journalists in the briefing room

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The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) facilitated 44 trucks with relief supplies to Kordofan and Darfur on Wednesday, informed a UN spokesperson.

Briefing journalists today (19 Oct), Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, said that prior to this “the movement of supplies was delayed for six consecutive weeks due to insecurity.”

Haq added, “The convoy is transporting supplies from the UN Refugee Agency, the World Food Programme and UNICEF.”

Regarding the health situation in the country, the spokesperson noted that the World Health Organization (WHO) says that more than 1,400 suspected cases of cholera and 64 associated deaths have been reported in Sudan since a cholera outbreak was declared late last month.

Haq concluded, “Humanitarian agencies have scaled up their response to the outbreak which comes as Sudan’s health care system is stretched to its limits.”
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