OHCHR / EGYPT TURK VISIT

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07-Nov-2023 00:01:07
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk today began a visit to the Middle East region, amid Israel’s escalation in Gaza, in response to the attacks on it on 7 and 8 October, and the wider context of 56 years of occupation of the Palestinian territories. OHCHR

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STORY: OHCHR / EGYPT TURK VISIT
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SOURCE: OHCHR
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LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 07 NOVEMBER 2023 CAIRO, EGYPT

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1. Wide shot, Nile River
2. Various shots, Cairo streets
3. Wide shot, Exterior League of Arab States
4. Various shots, meeting between HC Volker Türk and H.E. Ahmed Abu Elgheit, Secretary-General League of Arab States
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Volker Türk, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR):
“This week, it’s the one-month anniversary of this incredible escalation of violence that we have seen. And I am of course, from a human rights perspective, I am extremely worried about the situation, about what is happening. And it is really important that a solution is found to end the violence and to get out of this horrible, horrible humanitarian and human rights situation for what's happening in Gaza.
6. Wide shot, exterior of Egyptian Foreign Ministry
7. Med shot, meeting with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Egypt Sameh Shoukry
8. Med shot, HC leaves the Egyptian Foreign Ministry


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UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk today began a visit to the Middle East region, amid Israel’s escalation in Gaza, in response to the attacks on it on 7 and 8 October, and the wider context of 56 years of occupation of the Palestinian territories. Türk is in Cairo today and will visit Rafah – on the border with Gaza – tomorrow, before travelling to Amman on Thursday.

At a press stakeout in Cairo, the High Commissioner said: “This week, it’s the one-month anniversary of this incredible escalation of violence that we have seen. And I am of course, from a human rights perspective, I am extremely worried about the situation, about what is happening. And it is really important that a solution is found to end the violence and to get out of this horrible, horrible humanitarian and human rights situation for what's happening in Gaza.”

Türk has also sought access to Israel and the Occupied West Bank and Gaza.

The High Commissioner stressed that “human rights violations are at the root of this escalation and human rights play a central role in finding a way out of this vortex of pain.”

Türk is in the region to engage with Government officials, civil society actors, victims and UN colleagues on the human rights situation in the region.
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